Allan Eugene Keate, currently serving a 33-year sentence following his conviction following his December, 2009 on a charge of sexual assault of a child, appeared before 51st District Judge Barbara Walther on Friday, February 5th to request that she grant him indigent status.
Keate’s new appeal lawyer Karyl Anderson Krug was present to represent him, as was Deputy Attorney General Eric Nichols who represented the State of Texas.
An affidavit filed by Keate indicated he had no income and no assets other than a 2000 Dodge Caravan. He said he is responsible for supporting 27 individuals, including 21 children age 6 months to 16 years.
In an affidavit filed on February 5, 2010, Keate stated that family and church members have generously paid for his attorneys. He noted, however, they have no legal obligation to pay for court records and transcripts needed by his attorneys during the appeal process.
His attorney, Karyl Krug questioned Keate during the hearing at which time he said he moved to the YFZ Ranch in January 2004 where he has worked as a machinist.