Carl Allen Carter v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 31st District Court of Wheeler CountyAnnotate this Case
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SEVENTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS
JUNE 8, 2010
CARL ALLEN CARTER, APPELLANT
THE STATE OF TEXAS, APPELLEE
FROM THE 31ST DISTRICT COURT OF WHEELER COUNTY;
NO. 4063; HONORABLE STEVEN R. EMMERT, JUDGE
Before QUINN, C.J., and CAMPBELL and PIRTLE, JJ.
MEMORANDUM OPINION ON REMAND
Appellant, Carl Allen Carter, was convicted by a jury of possession of a controlled
substance with intent to deliver in violation of section 481.112 of the Texas Health and
Safety Code. He was sentenced to twenty-five years confinement and fined $25,000.
Disagreeing with this Court's analysis of the arresting officer's "question first, warn later"
interrogation technique, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals remanded the case to this
Court in order that we might address Appellant's sole remaining issue: factual
sufficiency of the evidence.
Carter v. State, 2010 Tex.Crim.App. LEXIS 101, at
31(Tex.Crim.App. Mar. 24, 2010).
The standards by which we review the sufficiency of the evidence are set forth in
Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 33 S.Ct. 2781, 61 L.Ed.2d 560 (1979) and Watson v.
State, 204 S.W.3d 404 (Tex. Crim. App. 2006). We refer the parties to these cases for
By his seventh point of error, Appellant contends the evidence would be factually
insufficient if his first six points of error were sustained and the evidence against him
was suppressed. However, each of those issues has now been overruled by either the
Court of Criminal Appeals or this Court, and all of the evidence which he sought to
suppress has now been ruled to be admissible.
That evidence includes evidence
wherein Appellant confessed that (1) the substance found in his vehicle consisted of
eighteen ounces of cocaine; (2) which belonged to both him and the sole other
occupant of the vehicle; (3) that they had paid $8,000 for the drugs; and (4) they
expected to turn a big profit selling it.
Under these circumstances, we cannot say that the great weight and
preponderance of the evidence contradicts the jury's verdict.
Considering all the
evidence in a neutral light, the jury was rationally justified in finding Appellant guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt. Appellant's seventh and final point of error is overruled.
The judgment of the trial court is affirmed.
Patrick A. Pirtle
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