Clark v. State
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
261 S.W.2d 339 (Tex. Crim. App. 1953)
Clark was charged with murder. On the night of the murder, Clark made a call to a phone operator and asked the operator to call his lawyer. The phone operator did so and then listened to the entire conversation between Clark and his lawyer, during which Clark stated that he had committed the murder and his attorney advised him to get rid of the murder weapon. The prosecution sought to introduce the testimony of the phone operator regarding this call, but Clark objected on the grounds that the telephone conversation was privileged between him and his lawyer. The trial court allowed the testimony. Clark appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Morrison, J.)
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