Carrizales v. State
The appellant challenges his conviction for alleged class B misdemeanor criminal mischief. In criminal mischief cases, proof that property has merely been damaged or destroyed is not enough; rather, to establish the corpus delicti of criminal mischief, the state must show that the destruction or damage occurred and that the destruction or damage was intentionally or knowingly caused by a person. The trial court's judgment is affirmed. Corpus Christi Court of Appeals, No. 13-12-00406-CR, 02-21-2013.