On April 17, 1996, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the 16 year old victim, J.M., was shot by appellant as J.M. and six other young men approached appellant’s house on foot. The alleged reason for this group’s appearance in the street near appellant’s house was to “settle” a feud that had been festering for several months between J.M. (and his group of friends) and K.F., appellant’s 17 year old son (and K.F.’s group of friends).1 Although not germane to the issues before us, the act that apparently precipitated the feud was the stealing of a quantity of cocaine or LSD by friends of J.M. from K.F., who was attempting to make a sale of the contraband at the time. Thereafter, approximately three weeks before the shooting in question, K.F. was ambushed by a friend of J.M.’s, D.H., and three other unidentified young men. K.F. managed to run to a friend’s house nearby and escape injury. During the chase, however, K.F. observed that D.H. was brandishing a knife. The next day, K.F. related the incident to appellant who reported the incident to the police.
On the afternoon in question, K.F. was at home with appellant when he observed J.M.’s truck drive by the house. The truck had “quite a few people” in it. K.F. watched the truck park up the street. K.F. got scared and pointed out the group to appellant, who had been asleep on the couch at the time. K.F. then instructed appellant that if the group came to the house, “tell them I’m not here.” K.F. then went to his room and testified that he was completely unaware of the shooting that occurred only moments later.
Facing Evil: Debbie Fleming
TDCJ Number: 00764080
Name: FLEMING,DEBBIE ANN
Maximum Sentence Date: 2095-04-17
Current Facility: CHRISTINA MELTON CRAIN UNIT
Projected Release Date: 2095-04-17
Parole Eligibility Date: 2026-04-17
Offense Date: 1996-04-17
Sentence Date: 1996-08-30
Case No.: D960222
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 99-00-00