Walton v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant Jeremiah Walton was convicted of two counts of rape and received an aggregate sentence of 300 months' imprisonment. Appellant subsequently filed a petition for postconviction relief and, on the same day, motions that sought a copy of the transcript, appointment of counsel, and leave to proceed in forma pauperis. The court granted Appellant's motion to proceed as an indigent but denied the request for counsel and the request for a copy of the transcript. The trial court later denied Appellant's petition. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the trial court did not err in denying the requests Appellant made concerning his preparations for the hearing on the petition; and (2) the trial court did not err in failing to rule on each of the claims in the petition.