IN CAUSE NO. 800112 IN THE 179TH DISTRICT COURT
This is a post-conviction application for writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to the provisions of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 11.071.
In 1999, a jury convicted applicant of the offense of capital murder and returned affirmative answers to the punishment issues submitted under Article 37.071. (1) The trial court, accordingly, set punishment at death. This Court affirmed applicant's conviction and sentence on direct appeal. Mamou v. State, No. 73,708 (Tex. Crim. App. November 7, 2001) (not designated for publication).
Applicant presents nine allegations in his initial application in which he challenges the validity of his conviction and sentence. The trial court did not hold a live evidentiary hearing. As to all of these allegations, the trial court entered findings of fact and conclusions of law and recommended that relief be denied.
This Court has reviewed the record with respect to the allegations made by applicant. We agree with the trial judge's recommendation and adopt the trial judge's findings and conclusions. We also note that Allegations Five, Six, Eight, and Nine are procedurally barred. See Ex parte Jimenez, 364 S.W.3d 866, 880-81 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012). Based upon the trial court's findings and conclusions and our own review, we deny relief.
Additionally, applicant filed a Supplemental Application for Post-Conviction Writ of Habeas Corpus and a Subsequent Pro Se Application for Art. 11.071 Writ of Habeas Corpus after the deadline provided for filing an initial application for habeas corpus. We find that the Supplemental and Subsequent Pro Se applications are subsequent applications. See Art. 11.071. We further find that they fail to meet any of the exceptions provided for in Article 11.071, § 5. Therefore, we dismiss the Supplemental and Subsequent Pro Se applications as an abuse of the writ without considering the merits of the claims.
IT IS SO ORDERED THIS THE 5TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2014.
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1. Unless otherwise specified, all references to Articles refer to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.