Alexander v. State (1996)

In Alexander v. State, 919 S.W.2d 756 (Tex. App.--Texarkana 1996, no pet.), the prosecutor learned of a juror's particular concern during trial, recalled the relevant witness, and asked the witness to clarify the issue important to the juror. Id. at 765, 768. The court of appeals reversed the conviction, reasoning that the State furthered its "important strategy" of presenting a consistent case by recalling the witness and clarifying the issue; and although the issue was not particularly relevant to the ultimate issues in the case, the State apparently found the issue "important enough . . . to recall a witness to clarify the matter." Id. at 768-69.