No. 71,554.

931 S.W.2d 244 (1996)

Dennis Thurl DOWTHITT, Appellant, v. STATE of Texas, Appellee.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

Rehearing Denied October 16, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William E. Hall, Jr., Conroe, for appellant.

Michael R. Davis, Asst. Dist. Atty., Conroe, Matthew Paul, States Atty., Austin, for State.


KELLER, Judge.

At a trial beginning in August 1992, a jury convicted the appellant of committing, on or about June 13, 1990, the capital murder (murder during the course of aggravated sexual assault) of Gracie P.1 The jury answered the punishment issues in the State's favor, and appellant was sentenced to death. Direct appeal to this Court is automatic under Article 37.071(h)(1990).2

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