COURT OF APPEALS
EIGHTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS
EL PASO, TEXAS
ROBERT ANTHONY CANTU,
Appeal from the
243rd Judicial District Court
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
of El Paso County, Texas
Appellant was convicted of sexually assaulting a child and moved for a new trial.
Following the trial court’s denial of his motion, Appellant appealed from this order and the
judgment convicting him. The Clerk of this Court twice notified Appellant that the record does
not include a certification of his right of appeal. The notices instructed Appellant to remedy this
defect by filing the required certification with the trial court clerk and stated that if he failed to do
so, the appeal would be dismissed. The trial court clerk has since informed us that the required
certification has not been filed with her.
Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 25.2(d) provides that an appellate court must dismiss
an appeal without further action if the record does not contain a certification showing the
defendant’s right of appeal. TEX.R.APP.P. 25.2(d); Chavez v. State, 183 S.W.3d 675, 680
(Tex.Crim.App. 2006); see Dears v. State, 154 S.W.3d 610, 613 (Tex.Crim.App. 2005). As
stated above, Appellant has not filed the required certification. Accordingly, the appeal is
March 13, 2013
YVONNE T. RODRIGUEZ, Justice
Before McClure, C.J., Rivera, and Rodriguez, JJ.
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