I am very sorry to hear about your nephew, but the Texas courts are very tough to get decisions overturned, it depends on the evidence itself and not how good of a person he is I am afraid. your only chance for him if you want to help him is to get him an appeal attorney and seek to appeal the sentence as too harsh and time may have run out for the appeal if this happened 6 months ago as he only had 60 days to appeal for most cases unless he can prove his attorney did not properly defend his case. The fact is that the Texas appeals courts overturn very few criminal cases, so you have to prove that the evidence was not sufficient to convict him or that the court committed some type of legal error in his case and his attorney did not properly defend him to get his overturned I am afraid.
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