Law v. Beto

Decision Date15 December 1966
Docket NumberNo. 23493.,23493.
Citation370 F.2d 369
PartiesWillie Floyd LAW, Appellant, v. Dr. George J. BETO, Director, Texas Department of Corrections, Appellee.
CourtU.S. Court of Appeals — Fifth Circuit

Weldon Funderburk, Larry B. Funderburk, Houston, Tex., for appellant.

Sam R. Wilson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Houston, Tex., Allo B. Crow, Asst. Atty. Gen., Austin, Tex., Waggoner Carr, Atty. Gen., of Texas, Hawthorne Phillips, First Asst. Atty. Gen., T. B. Wright, Executive Asst. Atty. Gen., Howard M. Fender, Asst. Atty. Gen., Austin, Tex., for appellee Dr. George J. Beto.

Before TUTTLE, Chief Judge, and AINSWORTH and DYER, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

The only substantial question raised on this appeal is the correctness of the judgment of the trial court denying the writ of habeas corpus to appellant on the ground that the state court had permitted introduction into evidence of a confession claimed to be involuntary.

Without reaching the question of voluntariness of the confession, we conclude that this case is controlled by our recent opinion in White v. Beto (5 Cir.) 367 F. 2d 557, Dec. Oct. 24, 1966 in which it was held that "the guilty plea under the circumstances is conclusive as to defendant's guilt, admits all the facts charged and waives all non-jurisdictional defects in the prior proceedings."

The judgment is affirmed.

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  • Young v. State
    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • January 5, 2000
    ...admitted all facts charged in the indictment and waived all nonjurisdictional defects, citing White v. Beto, 367 F.2d 557; Law v. Beto, 370 F.2d 369 and Haynes v. United States, 372 F.2d Id. at 829-30. In turn, the authority for all the decisions that we cited in Hoskins is another decision......
  • Kimbrough v. Beto
    • United States
    • U.S. Court of Appeals — Fifth Circuit
    • May 26, 1969
    ...prior proceedings." White v. Beto, 5 Cir., 367 F.2d 557, 558 (1966). See also Busby v. Holman, 5 Cir., 356 F.2d 75 (1966); Law v. Beto, 5 Cir., 370 F.2d 369 (1966); Brown v. Beto, 5 Cir., 377 F.2d 950 (1967); Henderson v. United States, 5 Cir., 395 F.2d 209 3. The State was not limited to p......
  • Lemmons v. State
    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • October 2, 1991
    ...all facts charged in the indictment and waived all nonjurisdiction defects, citing White v. Beto, 367 F.2d 557 [CA5 1966]; Law v. Beto, 370 F.2d 369 [CA5 1966] and Haynes v. United States, 372 F.2d 651 [CA5 Id., at 829-830. 2 For further developments, see Dees v. State, 676 S.W.2d 403 (Tex.......
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    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • December 6, 1967
    ...guilt, admitted all facts charged in the indictment and waived all nonjurisdictional defects, citing White v. Beto, 367 F.2d 557; Law v. Beto, 370 F.2d 369 and Haynes v. United States, 372 F.2d Appellant's motion for re-hearing is overruled. 1 Article 1.15, supra, as amended in 1967, also a......
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