Haley v. State

2004 WL 2415122 (2004)

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Haley v. State

Texas Court of Appeals
2004 WL 2415122 (2004)

Facts

Calvin Haley, Jr. (defendant) was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Andrea White. Haley shot White one night while they were alone in their bedroom. Haley claimed that he shot her accidentally as he was cleaning his gun while standing next to White. As he attempted to unload it, Haley said his finger hit the trigger, and the gun fired into White’s head. Haley waited 40 minutes to call for help. At trial, Haley testified that he was aware that there was a bullet in the chamber while holding the gun and that he did not normally clean the gun in the same manner he did the night he shot White. Evidence at trial also showed that it took a substantial amount of force to pull the gun’s trigger and that the gun had not misfired in the past. In addition, at the time of White’s death, their relationship had become turbulent, and she had been trying to end it. On appeal, Haley argued that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction because it failed to demonstrate that he intended to kill White.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Higley, J.)

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