A convicted pedophile whose victims include a 15-year-old Navasota girl will spend the rest of his life behind bars after all, following the denial of an appeal of his three life sentences last week.
Grimes County District Attorney Tuck McLain personally and successfully argued against Juan Martinez before Houston’s First Court of Appeals, following his most recent conviction in the 506th District Court last year.
McLain says he’s enjoyed appellate work ever since his very first legal colleagues gave him some good advice; if you catch, you skin it. Or in legal terms, since he got the conviction, Mclain should see it all the way through to the appeals process.
Convictions that are reversed on appeal bring more than another injustice to victims, McLain explains. They bring additional grief to the county as well in the form of another trial, paid for by you.
Martinez can still ask for a review of the decision, an action McLain tells Navasota News he fully expects his attorney to do, but, he adds it’s very rare and unlikely that any further review of this case will occur.