There's no such thing as armed robbery in Texas. It is aggravated robbery.
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In Texas, robbery with a deadly weapon is aggravated robbery. It's what most TV cop shows would call "armed robbery".
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Actually....there is a such thing as armed robbery, but it's just a form of aggravated robbery. For example, under TPC 29.03(a)(2), it's aggravated robbery if "A person commits robbery as defined in TPC 29.02 and uses or exhibits a deadly weapon...robbery + weapon = armed robbery (1st degree felony) Now, under TPC 29.03(a)(1), "A person commits robbery as defined in TPC 29.02 and causes serious bodily injury to another...robbery + serious injury = aggravated robbery (1st degree felony). There are other examples, but the point is you can have an aggravated robbery with or without a weapon. They are all 1st degree felonies nonetheless. The guy charged with armed robbery obviously had a weapon. Your nephew didn't have a weapon, but he must have met some of the other conditions of aggravated robbery. Both charges have the exact same retirement plan.
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