Second Court of Appeals

Week of December 15, 2014 

Summaries of Civil Opinions and Published Criminal Opinions Issued - Week of December 15, 2014

NOTE: Summaries are prepared by the court's staff attorneys and law clerks for public information only and reflect his or her interpretation alone of the facts and legal issues. The summaries are not part of the court's opinion in the case and should not be cited to, quoted, or relied upon as the opinion of the court.

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Henley v. State, No. 02-13-00178-CR (Dec. 18, 2014) (Dauphinot, J., joined by Meier, J.; Gardner, J., concurs with opinion).

Held: The trial court abused its discretion by excluding evidence supporting Appellant's defense-of-a-third-party justification for his conduct and thereby reversibly erred by preventing him from presenting his defense and limiting his rights to confront and cross-examine the witnesses against him.

Concurrence: Whether a defense of jurisdiction is raised by the evidence is reviewed de novo as a question of law.