Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Larry W. Murphree, Dallas, for appellant.
Henry Wade, Dist. Atty., W. T. Westmoreland, Jr., Asst. Dist. Atty., Dallas and Jim D. Vollers, State's Atty., Austin, for the State.
Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.
ONION, Presiding Judge.
The conviction is for murder with malice aforethought; the punishment, life.
The evidence reflects that appellant brutally beat two and a half-year old Rodney Franklin with a belt and an electrical extension cord. This beating resulted in death. The deceased's mother, Maggie Galloway,1 and four-year old brother, Tony Franklin, both testified to observing appellant beating the child. The...
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