Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Rules

A petition for writ of habeas corpus must meet the requirements of Rule 52 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. The Corpus Christi-Edinburg court dismissed a petition for writ of habeas corpus because not every statement of fact in the petition was supported by citation to competent evidence included in the appendix or record; the appendix did not include proof that the relator was being restrained; the record did not contain a certified or sworn copy of every document that was material to the relator's claim for relief and that was filed in the underlying proceeding; and the record did not include a properly authenticated transcript of any relevant testimony from any underlying proceeding, including any exhibits offered in evidence, or a statement that no testimony was adduced in connection with the matter complained. In re Amaro, No. 14-13-01004-CV (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] Jan. 9, 2014, orig. proceeding) (per curiam) (mem. op.).

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