Gonzalez v. Rangel – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In Gonzalez v. Rangel, No. 13-05-641-CV, 2006 WL 2371464 (Tex. App.--Corpus Christi Aug. 17, 2006, no pet.), the court determined that evidence that the appellant had threatened to ruin her ex-boyfriend's career, that she had told him that she had shot her ex-husband, that she had made phone calls to her ex-boyfriend, and that she had told her ex-boyfriend that he would die if he did not come home from Iraq was insufficient to support a finding of family violence.

The court noted that without any evidence that the boyfriend was placed in any fear by the statement regarding the ex-husband and without any evidence as to the context of the statement concerning Iraq, the evidence did support a finding of family violence. Id.

The court also concluded that the bare, non-detailed testimony about the existence of phone calls did not support the finding of family violence. Id.