Alvarado v. State (1995)

In Alvarado v. State, 912 S.W.2d 199, 216 (Tex. Crim. App. 1995), the Court held that there was error in a charge which authorized the jury to find the defendant guilty if it found that he knowingly caused the victim's death during the course of robbery although he was charged with capital murder, which requires that the defendant intentionally caused the death while in the course of robbery. See also Hutchins v. State, 590 S.W.2d 710 (Tex. Crim. App. 1979); Hawkins v. State, 579 S.W.2d 923 (Tex. Crim. App. 1979); Dowden v. State, 537 S.W.2d 5 (Tex. Crim. App. 1976) (error for the jury charge to allow a robbery conviction for recklessly threatening or placing victim in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, which is not an offense under the laws of this State).