Second Court of Appeals

Week of November 8, 2021 

Summaries of Civil Opinions and Published Criminal Opinions Issued - Week of November 8, 2021.

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Wood v. State, No. 02-19-00460-CR (Nov. 10, 2021) (Sudderth, C.J., joined by Bassel and Womack, JJ.).

Held:  Appellant’s unlawful-possession indictment alleged that he possessed weapons before the fifth anniversary of his release from confinement, but the evidence at trial indicated that he possessed the weapons before the fifth anniversary of his release from parole supervision. Because the indictment alleged one statutory timeframe element (release from confinement) and the evidence at trial proved another (release from parole supervision), the variance between the indictment and the evidence was material, and the evidence was insufficient to support Appellant’s convictions.