Petetan v. Texas (original by presiding judge keller)Annotate this Case
Appellant Us Carnell Petetan, Jr. was charged with the capital murder of his wife, Kimberly Petetan. The indictment alleged that he intentionally caused her death during the course of committing or attempting to commit the offenses of burglary, kidnapping (of Kimberly or her daughter A.W.), and retaliation. A jury found him guilty, for which he was ultimately sentenced to death. Appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals was automatic; he raised thirty points of alleged error at trial. The Court noted that appellant was convicted of a capital felony, but otherwise found no reversible error and affirmed appellant’s conviction and sentence.