McFerrin v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
In 2000, Petitioner was found guilty by a jury of capital murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The Supreme Court affirmed. Petition subsequently filed a petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, claiming that the prosecution did not inform the defense that a deal had been made with a prosecution witness, who was Petitioner's former cellmate. The Supreme Court denied the petition, holding (1) Petitioner did not demonstrate that he was prejudiced by the witness's testimony or that the judgment would not have been rendered if the jury knew of a deal between the prosecution and the witness, whose testimony was not inculpatory; and (2) Petitioner did not exercise due diligence in bringing his claim.