No. 27645.

282 S.W.2d 393 (1955)

Merle Wayne ELLISOR, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

June 22, 1955.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Chap. B. Cain, C. C. Chessher, Liberty, Joe J. Newman, Houston, for appellant.

Dan Walton, Dist. Atty., Eugene Brady, Asst. Dist. Atty., Thomas D. White, Asst. Dist. Atty., Houston, Leon Douglas, State's Atty., Austin, for the State.

MORRISON, Presiding Judge.

The offense is murder; the punishment, death.

There is no conflict in the evidence except as to the sanity of the accused. In view of this, the State's evidence will be summarized. The appellant, who had only a short time before the homicide been released from the Texas Prison System and who had just shot Deputy Sheriff Scarborough, shot and killed Officer Crosby, a member of the Highway Patrol as Crosby attempted to apprehend him...


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