Pink v. State

Decision Date07 December 1898
Citation48 S.W. 171
PartiesPINK v. STATE.
CourtTexas Court of Criminal Appeals

Appeal from district court, Harris county; E. D. Cavin, Judge.

Hines Pink, alias Burton Pate, was convicted of murder, and he appeals. Affirmed.

Mann Trice, for the State.

DAVIDSON, J.

Appellant was convicted of the murder of Emelie Meyer, and his punishment assessed at death, and from this conviction he prosecutes an appeal.

In the motion for a new trial it was urged that the court erred in not charging on alibi. In this respect the charge as given is as follows: "If you entertain a reasonable doubt as to whether defendant was present at the time and place when and where said Emelie Meyer was killed, then find said defendant not guilty." This, as we understand it, is a charge on alibi.

Another ground of the motion is predicated upon the failure of the court to charge the jury "the law relating to the possession of the watch alleged to have belonged to Henry Meyer." The evidence discloses that the murderer of Emelie Meyer also killed her husband, Henry Meyer, and one of their children, at the same time, and also made a deadly assault upon another young boy, Gotlieb Meyer, who escaped, and subsequently recovered from his wounds. Among other things, it was shown that the defendant had a watch that was shown to have been in the possession of Henry Meyer at the time of the killing. This is the watch in regard to which appellant contends the court should have charged the jury. The contention seems to be that if the identification of defendant as the slayer of deceased was not sufficiently proved by Gotlieb Meyer, or otherwise than by the watch, the court should have instructed the jury "that it was not alone sufficient to connect him with the crime charged in the matter aforesaid." This theory of defendant is based upon the supposition that this was the only evidence in the case that tended to connect him with the murder, if the testimony of Gotlieb Meyer was discredited by the jury. This, in our opinion, would have afforded no reason for the court to have singled out this particular fact, to the exclusion of the other facts in the case, upon the question of identification. He was not only identified by Gotlieb Meyer as being the man, but there are quite a number of other facts and circumstances in the case that tend strongly to identify appellant as the perpetrator of this homicide. We know of no rule that would require the court to single out each of the different...

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  • McCue v. State
    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • 3 Diciembre 1913
    ...criticisms contained in appellant's motion for new trial, for it is drawn in language frequently approved by this court. Hines v. State, 40 Tex. Cr. R. 26, 48 S. W. 171; Caldwell v. State, 28 Tex. App. 566, 14 S. W. 122; Harris v. State, 31 Tex. Cr. R. 416, 20 S. W. 916; Stevens v. State, 4......
  • Martinez v. State, 20163.
    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • 17 Mayo 1939
    ...charge thereon in connection with the probable finding of the jury on other facts submitted to them, we quote from Hines v. State, 40 Tex.Cr.R. 23, 27, 48 S.W. 171, 172: "* * * Among other things, it was shown that the defendant had a watch that was shown to have been in the possession of H......
  • Briscoe v. State
    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • 16 Febrero 1927
    ...by Mr. Branch in his Ann. Tex. P. C. § 52, p. 25, among them being Harris v. State, 31 Tex. Cr. R. 416, 20 S. W. 916; Hines v. State, 40 Tex. Cr. R. 26, 48 S. W. 171; Stevens v. State, 42 Tex. Cr. R. 175, 59 S. W. It appears from bill of exception No. 7D that appellant excepted to the court......
  • Cox v. State
    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • 18 Junio 1958
    ...it necessary to single out facts which tend to identify or connect a person with a crime and to separately charge thereon. Pink v. State, 40 Tex.Cr.R. 23, 48 S.W. 171; Martinez v. State, 140 Tex.Cr.R. 159, 140 S.W.2d The reason for limiting the effect to be given to the testimony is to prev......
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