Guillermo Contreras - Express-News
In a short opinion, the 4th Court of Appeals in San Antonio said the procedural blunder in the case of Mary Roberts required the court to dismiss the appeal, but it left the door open for a remedy.
Reached Wednesday, Werner de Soliz said there are other appellate remedies they will pursue and that the case “is not over.”
McCrum, reached by phone Wednesday, declined comment.
Harle appointed McCrum for the appeal May 27 — six days after the appeal filing deadline had passed, court records show. The order also said McCrum should be paid $6,500 by the state to represent Roberts.
Roberts and her husband, Ted Roberts, extracted $155,000 in hush-money payments from married men with whom Mary had brief affairs in 2001. She met some of them through an adult Web site.