Sparks v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Petitioner was convicted of three counts of rape and three counts of terroristic threatening. The convictions were affirmed on direct appeal. Petitioner subsequently filed a petition for postconviction relief, which was denied. Thereafter, Petitioner filed a petition requesting that the Supreme Court reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, alleging that the prosecution withheld evidence of reports and transcripts of the victims' statements and that this was a violation of Brady v. Maryland. The Supreme Court denied the writ, holding that Petitioner did not establish a Brady violation because Petitioner's claim that the materials were not made available to his defense did not appear meritorious.