Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Dan Sullivan, Robert E. Barber, Andrews, for appellant.
Don M. Nugent, Dist. Atty., Kermit, and Leon B. Douglas, State's Atty., Austin, for the State.
Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.
The offense is Burglary with Intent to Commit Theft; the punishment, enhanced under the provisions of Article 63, Vernon's Ann.P.C., life.
We are squarely confronted at the outset with the most serious question in the case. Did the trial judge err in refusing appellant's timely presented demand, supported by affidavit, for a preliminary hearing upon the sole issue of his competency to stand trial (present insanity)?
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