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Ex parte Dennes

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas

December 18, 2013

EX PARTE REINALDO DENNES

Do Not Publish

ON APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS CAUSE NO. 750313 IN THE 263 RD DISTRICT COURT HARRIS COUNTY

ORDER

Per curiam.

This is a post conviction application for writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to the provisions of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure article 11.071.

Applicant was convicted in 1997 of capital murder committed in January 1996. Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 19.03(a)(2). Based on the jury's answers to the special issues set forth in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 37.071, sections 2(b) and 2(e), the trial court sentenced him to death. Art. 37.071, § 2(g). [1] This Court affirmed applicant's conviction and sentence on direct appeal. Dennes v. State, No. 72, 966 (Tex. Crim. App. January 5, 2000) (not designated for publication).

Applicant presented nine allegations in his application in which he challenges the validity of his conviction and sentence. The trial judge entered findings of fact and conclusions of law and recommended that relief be denied.

This Court has reviewed the record with respect to the allegations made by applicant. We agree with the trial judge's recommendation and adopt the trial judge's findings and conclusions. Further, we hold that applicant's allegations one through four, and allegations six through nine, are procedurally barred. Based upon the ...


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