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In 1982, Appellant was found guilty by a jury of murder in the first degree and sentenced to life imprisonment. The Supreme Court affirmed. In 2012, Appellant filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, contending that the evidence was insufficient to sustain the judgment, that there were serious errors at trial, and that a mistrial should have been granted because the prosecution withheld material evidence. The circuit court dismissed the petition, and Appellant appealed. Before the Supreme Court were Appellant's motions for appointment of counsel and to supplement his brief and a petition for writ of certiorari to bring up additional material for the record. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motions and petition moot, holding that because Appellant failed to state cognizable claims, he did not meet his burden of demonstrating a basis for a writ of habeas corpus to issue.