In re Howard

Court of Appeals of Texas, Fifth District, DallasFeb 22, 2007
No. 05-07-00172-CV (Tex. App. Feb. 22, 2007)

No. 05-07-00172-CV

Opinion issued February 22, 2007.

Original Proceeding from the Criminal District Court No. 4 Dallas County, Texas; Trial Court Cause No. F96-17437-MK.

Before Justices MOSELEY, BRIDGES, and FRANCIS, Opinion by Justice BRIDGES.


Opinion by Justice, BRIDGES.

Relator seeks mandamus relief to vacate the judgment in his murder case. On April 22, 1999, this Court affirmed the judgment in this case on direct appeal. See Howard v. State, Nos. 05-96-01917-CR (Tex.App.-Dallas April 22, 1999, pet. ref'd) (not designated for publication). We do not have jurisdiction to grant post-conviction relief. See Ater v. Eighth Court of Appeals, 802 S.W.2d 241, 243 (Tex.Crim.App. 1991) (orig. proceeding); In re McFee, 53 S.W3d 715, 717 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 2001, orig. proceeding). Accordingly, we DISMISS the relator's petition for writ of mandamus for want of jurisdiction.