Goodwin v. KeatonAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Charles Goodwin was convicted of attempted capital-felony murder with aggravated robbery as the underlying offense and sentenced to life imprisonment. Petitioner timely filed a pro se petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. Approximately three-and-one-half years afterwards, Petitioner filed a pro se petition for writ of mandamus, contending that the circuit court judge had not acted on the Rule 37.1 petition in a timely manner. The judge explained the cause of the delay, and the Rule 37.1 petition was acted on by the court. The Supreme Court, therefore, held that the mandamus action was moot.