Casey v. State (1996)

In Casey v. State, 924 S.W.2d 946 (Tex. Crim. App. 1996), the Court of Criminal Appeals concluded that the trial court erred by not giving the defendant a competency hearing before sentencing. Id. at 949. The Casey Court's disposition was: (1) to vacate the judgment of the court of appeals and; (2) to remand the case to the court of appeals with instructions: (a) to abate the appeal and; (b) to remand the case to the trial court for a determination of the defendant's competency at the time of sentencing. Id. at 949.