EX PARTE JACOB ESTRADA, Applicant (Other)

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IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS NO. WR-80,763-01 EX PARTE JACOB ESTRADA, Applicant ON APPLICATION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS CAUSE NO. 07-DCR-047059 IN THE 400TH DISTRICT COURT FROM FORT BEND COUNTY Per curiam. OPINION Pursuant to the provisions of Article 11.07 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the clerk of the trial court transmitted to this Court this application for a writ of habeas corpus. Ex parte Young, 418 S.W.2d 824, 826 (Tex. Crim. App. 1967). Applicant pleaded guilty and was convicted of possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment. He did not appeal his conviction. Applicant contends that his due process rights were violated because a forensic scientist did not follow accepted standards when analyzing evidence in his case. This case is one of many cases affected by a forensic scientist who was found to have not followed accepted standards when analyzing evidence. This Court addressed these cases in a recent published opinion. Ex parte Coty, 2 418 S.W.3d 597 (Tex. Crim. App. 2014). In Coty, this Court established a two-prong test to determine whether a due process violation occurred in a case handled by a forensic scientist who has been found to have committed misconduct in a different case. The trial court has made findings pursuant to that two-part test and recommends that this Court grant relief. That recommendation was agreed to by the State. Relief is granted. The judgment in Cause No. 07-DCR-047059 in the 400th District Court of Fort Bend County is set aside, and Applicant is remanded to the custody of the Sheriff of Fort Bend County. The trial court shall issue any necessary bench warrant within 10 days after the mandate of this Court issues. Copies of this opinion shall be sent to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Correctional Institutions Division and Pardons and Paroles Division. Delivered: June 11, 2014 Do Not Publish