Court of Criminal Appeals upholds Upshur convictions
Mar 26, 2009 | 1071 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions in three Upshur County criminal cases and denied a writ of habeas corpus in another.

The court refused the petitions for discretionary review of Michael Douglas Baird of Big Sandy, Billy Gordon Colvin of Gilmer and Jason Fort of Gilmer and denied a writ of habeas corpus in another.

Baird was convicted in 115th Judicial District Court of aggravated sexual assault of a child by an Upshur County jury and was sentenced to five life terms stacked one on another.

Billy Colvin was sentenced by Judge Lauren Parish to 50 years for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Jason Fort received a 75-year sentence from an Upshur County jury for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or distribute.

District Atty. Billy W. Byrd prosecuted all of the cases at trial and Asst. District Atty. Robert Cole represented the state on the appeals. Judge Parish presided over all the cases at the trial level.

Judge Parish sentenced Carr to 50 years confinement for possession of a controlled substance in 2006.
Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet