Second Court of Appeals

Week of September 21, 2015 

Summaries of Civil Opinions and Published Criminal Opinions Issued - Week of September 21, 2015.

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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Gonzales v. State, Nos. 02-15-00065-CR, 02-15-00066-CR, 02-15-00067-CR, 02-15-00068-CR (Sept. 24, 2015) (Dauphinot, J., joined by Gardner and Walker, JJ.).

Held:  In this case involving rampant drug use corresponding with multiple occurrences of sexual abuse of multiple children, the trial court did not abuse its discretion by admitting clear, specific, and unequivocal outcry evidence, by deciding that evidence of extraneous offenses was adequate to support a jury finding beyond a reasonable doubt that Appellant had committed them, or by admitting evidence of extraneous offenses over a rule 403 objection.