Williams v. Norris (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant Rodney Williams was found guilty by a jury of felony murder in the first degree and aggravated robbery. The Supreme Court affirmed his convictions and sentences. Appellant subsequently filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus, which the circuit court denied. Appellant appealed and filed motions regarding that appeal. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motions moot, holding that (1) Appellant failed to state cognizable claims for a writ of habeas corpus because none of his claims raised a question of jurisdiction or established that the commitment was invalid on its face; and (2) therefore, Appellant did not meet his burden of demonstrating a basis for a writ of habeas corpus to issue.