Not Preserving Error for Appeal Because of Insufficient Objection at Trial
In Long v. State, 800 S.W.2d 545, 548 (Tex. Crim. App. 1990), Long was accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child. See Long, 800 S.W.2d at 546.
The complainant had made outcry to her mother, and Long objected to the mother's testimony as hearsay. See id.
On appeal, he complained that "her testimony was hearsay and should not have been allowed because the trial court failed to conduct a hearing to determine whether the statement was reliable." Id.
The court of appeals held that Long had not preserved error because his general hearsay objection at trial was insufficient. See id.
The court of criminal appeals disagreed, holding that, in the context of the record, with the objection coming when it did, the trial court could not have failed to comprehend Long's objection. See id. at 548.