State v. Ambrose

When deciding if there was egregious harm suffered in a case, an appeals court is not required to defer to findings of fact made by the trial court. To the extent a question of fact may depend on credibility or demeanor, it may be appropriate to defer to the trial court’s findings; however, on questions of fact or law that do not rely on an evaluation of credibility or demeanor, an appeals court is not required to defer to the trial court findings. Read.