In re Black

Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, TexasMar 13, 2019
No. 04-19-00094-CV (Tex. App. Mar. 13, 2019)

No. 04-19-00094-CV


IN RE Stephen Patrick BLACK


Original Mandamus Proceeding PER CURIAM Sitting: Sandee Bryan Marion, Chief Justice Luz Elena D. Chapa, Justice Beth Watkins, Justice PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS DISMISSED AS MOOT

This proceeding arises out of Cause No. CV-15-1805, styled In re the Commitment of Stephen Patrick Black, pending in the 274th Judicial District Court, Guadalupe County, Texas, the Honorable Gary L. Steel presiding. --------

On February 22, 2019, relator filed a pro se petition for writ of mandamus complaining of the trial court's refusal to set a hearing for and rule on his Motion to Terminate State Counsel for Offenders and Invoke the Faretta Right to Self-Representation. On February 27, 2019, the Special Prosecution Unit filed a response to relator's petition, attached to which was a copy of a Notice of Setting. The trial court has set a hearing to determine relator's ability to represent himself for April 10, 2019. Because relator has received the relief requested in his mandamus petition, we dismiss the petition as moot. See In re Bonilla, 424 S.W.3d 528, 534 (Tex. Crim. App. 2014) (orig. proceeding) (dismissing petition because relief sought had become moot).