Hicks v. State

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318 S.W.2d 652 (1958)

Cornelious HICKS, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee.

No. 30235.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

December 17, 1958.

Duke & Melton, Dallas, for appellant.

Henry Wade, Dist. Atty., Dallas, William F. Tucker and A. D. Jim Bowie, Asst. District Attys., Dallas, and Leon B. Douglas, State's Atty., Austin, for the State.

MORRISON, Presiding Judge.

The offense is equipping a gaming house, as denounced by Article 629, Vernon's Ann. P.C.; the punishment, thirty days in jail.

No statement of facts accompanies the record.

The State, through her district attorney, confesses error, and we agree. Bill of exception No. 1 recites that the case was filed on February 24, called for trial on February 25, and that a motion for continuance which raised the question was overruled. Article 514, Vernon's Ann.C. C.P., provides that an accused shall have two days in which to prepare for trial. See also Pugh v. State, 163 Tex.Cr.R. 258, 289 S.W.2d 929, and Buckley v. State, 108 Tex.Cr.R. 60, 298 S.W. 900, and the cases there cited. Bill of exception No. 2 recites that the affidavit for the search warrant was read to the jury over the objection that it was hearsay. In Hamilton v. State, 120 Tex.Cr.R. 154, 48 S.W.2d 1005, and the cases there cited, this Court has held that the admission of hearsay evidence of this nature calls for a reversal of the conviction.

The judgment is reversed and the cause remanded.