Larry Brooks v. State of Texas--Appeal from 114th District Court of Smith CountyAnnotate this Case
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS
TWELFTH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT
APPEAL FROM THE 114TH
JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
SMITH COUNTY, TEXASPER CURIAM
Larry Brooks ("Appellant") appeals his conviction for robbery. Appellant was indicted for aggravated robbery with an enhancement paragraph. A jury convicted him of the lesser included offense of robbery and assessed an eighty-year prison term and a fine of $1,000.00. Appellant raises four issues on appeal contending that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support his conviction, that the trial court erred in admitting evidence of his prior convictions and that the court reporter was mentally incompetent during the trial or became so while compiling the record. He also argues that he should have a new trial since the record is not complete. The State asserts that Appellant has not shown that the record is inaccurate. However, the State admits that the reporter had a "breakdown" prior to filing the record in this case and that the reporter's condition prevented the timely filing of the record.
If a dispute arises after the reporter's record has been filed in the appellate court, the court may submit the dispute to the trial court for resolution. The trial court must then ensure that the reporter's record is made to conform to what occurred in the trial. Tex. R. App. P. 34.6 (e) (3); Davis v. State, 932 S.W.2d 127, 128 ( Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 1996, no pet.).
Accordingly, before we proceed to review this record on the issues raised, we believe it is incumbent on the trial court to certify that we have an accurate and complete reporter's record. Therefore, this appeal is abated, administratively removed from our docket and remanded to the trial court for a hearing on the accuracy and completeness of the reporter's record.
Opinion delivered October 4, 2002.
Panel consisted of Gohmert, Jr., C.J., Worthen, J., and Griffith, J.
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