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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:Appellant was convicted of burglary of a habitation. Someone entered the victim’s home without the victim’s consent and stole two guitars. The victim testified that he left his home at around 10 a.m. When he returned home between 11 and 11:30 a.m., he discovered that someone had forcibly entered his home and stolen the guitars. Appellant pawned the guitars at a pawnshop less than a mile from the victim’s home at 10:29 a.m. On direct appeal, the court of appeals decided that the evidence is legally sufficient to support appellant’s conviction because the jury could infer from the evidence, including appellant’s unexplained possession of the recently stolen guitars, that appellant was guilty of the burglary offense beyond a reasonable doubt. HOLDING:Affirmed. The court reaffirms the rule that, in cases like this, a defendant’s unexplained possession of property recently stolen in a burglary permits an inference that the defendant is the one who committed the burglary. OPINION:Hervey, J., delivered the court’s opinion.

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