Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Richard L. Petronella, Houston, for appellant.
Jim D. Vollers, State's Atty., Austin, for the State.
Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.
The conviction was for murder with malice by a jury on a plea of not guilty; the punishment, 40 years.
The record shows that appellant killed Jean Green by stabbing her with a butcher knife. After his indictment, appellant filed a motion to have a pre-trial determination of his sanity under Art. 46.02, Vernon's Ann.C.C.P., supported by the affidavit of his father. Such a hearing was held, the jury found him to be presently...
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