AUSTIN – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting an Austin police officer.
APD Officer Jaime Padron responded to the Walmart near Interstate 35 and Parmer lane around 2:30 a.m. April 6, 2012 for a reported shoplifter. Brandon Daniel struggled with Padron before he shot and killed the officer. Daniel, now 29, was found guilty in February 2014 and sentenced to death.
Daniel’s defense filed a writ presenting 11 allegations in which he challenged the validity of his conviction and sentencing. The six-page unanimous decision from the Court of Criminal Appeals rejected the challenges.