Texas DA Says Judge's Stun Belt Use Doesn't Merit New Trial

Law360 (April 17, 2018, 3:19 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate panel wrongly disregarded a trial court judge's explanation for ordering the use of a stun belt on a man on trial for a sex crime and should not have ordered a new trial in the case, a district attorney's office argued in a brief filed on Monday.

In seeking rehearing, attorneys for the Tarrant County District Attorney's office told the state's Eighth Court of Appeals that in the opinion it issued in February, the appellate panel did not give proper weight to the fact that no one objected to the use of the stun belt — not even...

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