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State v. Medrano
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
67 S.W.3d 892 (2002)
The state (plaintiff) charged Matthew Medrano (defendant) with murder. Medrano moved to suppress an in-court identification as a violation of his constitutional rights. The trial court granted the motion. The state appealed under Texas Rule of Criminal Procedure 44.01(a)(5), which permits the state to appeal a pretrial order that grants a motion to suppress evidence if jeopardy has not attached and the prosecutor certifies to the court that the evidence has considerable importance to the case. The intermediate appellate court dismissed the appeal. The state appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cochran, J.)
Dissent (Womack, J.)
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