No. 52481.

545 S.W.2d 816 (1977)

Audrey SHEPPARD, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

Rehearing Denied February 9, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Calvin W. Wesch, Kermit, Robert Trenchard, Jr., Odessa, for appellant.

James A. Mashburn, Dist. Atty., Jack K. (Rusty) Wall, Asst. Dist. Atty., Midland, Jim D. Vollers, State's Atty., David S. McAngus, Asst. State's Atty., Austin, for the State.


BILL J. CORNELIUS, Commissioner.

Appellant was charged with first degree murder in the shooting of her husband, Delmir Sheppard. The jury found her guilty of the lesser included offense of voluntary manslaughter and assessed punishment at twenty (20) years' confinement.

According to the State's evidence, officers of the Midland Police Department received a call to come to a mobile home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard. When the officers...

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