Lee v. Texas

A jury convicted Appellant Ronald Lee, Jr. of continuous sexual abuse of a child, for which he was given a life sentence. Appellant claimed on appeal that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction. The Eastland Court of Appeals held the evidence was sufficient and affirmed the trial court. The Court of Criminal Appeals granted Appellant’s petition for discretionary review to determine if the court of appeals erred in holding that the evidence was sufficient. After that review, the Court concluded the lower court did err, and reformed the judgment to reflect a conviction for the lesser-included offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The case was remanded for a new punishment hearing. View "Lee v. Texas" on Justia Law