The Robert Trevino Case Part 1
By 04/30/2008 19:24:00
Question: Who is Robert Trevino?
Answer: Trevino was a decorated Vietnam War hero who, while his unit kept receiving heavy automatic gun fire, rescued a fellow soldier who was badly bleeding. During this firefight, PFC Trevino, who was also badly wounded during this procedure, applied battle dressing to the injured to stop the bleeding. During this time, PFC Trevino received a bullet through his helmet, and continued to return fire (while still helping his injured comrade). [source: Ellis County Press/Dec. 2003]. Trevino received the Silver Star for this (paraphrased version) heroic effort. He was also an outspoken community activist in Waxahachie, as well as a plumber.
Excerpts from Fred Shannon's Dec. 2003 The Ellis County Press Part II editorial
"Wuddn't Nuthin' But A ----------":
This is the same Robert R. Trevino who, 27 years later on Aug. 21, 1995, would face some of the most horrendous charges in court of law imaginable; the sexual abuse of a child.
Prior to this trial, Trevino faced another set of charges in Ellis County. He was charged and convicted with unlawfully carrying a handgun. But an appeal to the Court of Appeals of Texas on case number 53785, dated Sept. 21, 1977 was honored by that court and reversed the conviction.
Court statement, first paragraph: "Defendant was convicted before the County Court, Ellis County, Joe Grubbs, of unlawfully carrying a handgun, and he appealed. The Court of Criminal Appeals, Green, C., held that the record was not sufficiently developed to show that the defendant knowingly and intelligently waived his right to counsel after being made aware of advantages and disadvantages of self-representation, thus requiring reversal. Reversed and Remanded."
The Court document goes on to state the legal participants involved as Russ W. Henrichs, Dallas, For the Appellant. Gene Knize, County Atty. And Constance Smith McGuire, Asst. County Atty., Waxahachie. Jim D. Vokers (sic) State's Atty. And David S. McAngus, Asst. State Atty, Austin for the State.
Readers the above is not a typo. In September 1977 Joe Grubbs WAS the County Judge, and Gene Knize WAS the County Attorney.
The musical chairs, reversing these two men's position happened at a later date. But in any case, both of the gents had their wrists slapped and you can bet the farm they didn't forget.
At a later time when Robert Trevino was hit with the trumped up charges of sexual abuse of children, both of these men played a HUGE part in getting him sent up the river to serve three consecutive life sentences in one of the most hideous examples of justice miscarriage this writer has ever witnessed.
Note: Excerpts are straight from Fred Shannon's Part II editorial dated in Dec. 2003.