Jackson v. StateAnnotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. With a minor exception, the Supreme Court denied Defendant's requests for postconviction relief and his petitions for writs of habeas corpus. In this postconviction action, Defendant filed a motion requesting postconviction DNA testing on six items collected by law enforcement in connection with the investigation of the victim's murder. Of these items, the State was only able to locate one of them. The circuit court summarily denied Defendant's motion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that there was no reasonable probability that Defendant would have been acquitted or received a lesser sentence if DNA evidence from any of the requested items had they been admitted at his trial.