Ex Parte Garcia

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319 S.W.2d 328 (1959)

Ex parte Salvador GARCIA.

No. 30254.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

January 7, 1959.

No appearance for appellant.

Leon B. Douglas, State's Atty., of Austin, for the State.

MORRISON, Presiding Judge.

This is an appeal from an order of the District Court of Tom Green County remanding relator to the custody of the sheriff of said county for delivery to an agent of the State of Montana.

The State introduced in evidence the executive warrant of the Governor of this State which made out a prima facie case authorizing the return of relator. Ex parte Wiggins, Tex.Cr.App., 289 S.W.2d 278, and case there cited.

The demand of the Governor of Montana and the supporting papers which were introduced did not defeat this prima facie case. Ex parte Robinson, Tex.Cr.App., 299 S.W.2d 942.

Relator testified that the check which he gave to the injured party in Montana was evidence of a debt. The question of guilt or innocence may not be inquired into in an extradition proceedings. Article 1008a, Sec. 20, Vernon's Ann.C. C.P.; Ex parte Thompson, 159 Tex.Cr.R. 161, 261 S.W.2d 844; and Ex parte Cuttrell, 162 Tex.Cr.R. 639, 288 S.W.2d 773.

The judgment is affirmed.