Ex parte Pulte – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In Ex parte Pulte, No. 02-03-00202-CR (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 2003, no pet.) (mem. op., not designated for publication). In this case, the evidence showed that the defendant, three months after being released on bond pending his trial for terroristic threat and stalking, purchased a handgun and twice attempted to hire someone to kill the complainant in the stalking case.

The defendant was shown to have substantial assets and had displayed "a disturbing lack of candor with the trial court." Id.

The court of appeals concluded that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by keeping the defendant's bail at $ 1,000,000 for each solicitation of capital murder indictment. Id.