No. 152-01.

65 S.W.3d 59 (2001)

Fidel MALLETT, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

December 19, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Linda J. Rhodes Schauer, Corpus Christi, for Appellant.

Matthew Paul, State's Atty., Austin, for State.


KEASLER, J., delivered the opinion of the Court joined by KELLER, P.J., and WOMACK, HERVEY, HOLCOMB, and COCHRAN, J.J.

Finding counsel to be ineffective, the Thirteenth Court of Appeals reversed Fidel Mallett's conviction despite there being nothing in the record to reveal counsel's motivation for his decisions. Since the record is silent, we presume that counsel's decisions were based on reasonable...

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