Burton v. State (2007)

In Burton v. State, 230 S.W.3d 846, 848-51 (Tex. App.--Houston 14th Dist. 2007, no pet.), the defendant confessed to robbing several Houston-area banks. The State charged him with one robbery, then introduced two extraneous cases. In his confession, Burton had told police his general method of robbing banks: he made certain there was no on-site security, he approached young tellers who he did not think would protest or argue, he wore a hat and sunglasses, and presented a note demanding money. In opposing introduction of the extraneous offenses, Burton stressed variations in clothing (other than the hat and sunglasses): that he used a toy gun in one offense and took smaller denominations of bills in one case. Nevertheless, the appellate court found no error in admission of the extraneous crimes.