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Appellant Phillip Harrison was convicted of two counts of theft of property. Appellant subsequently filed a pro se petition for postconviction relief. The trial court denied the petition, finding that it was not timely filed, but provided a ruling on two issues raised in the petition, despite that finding. Appellant appealed, and before the Supreme Court were several motions related to the appeal. The Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motions moot, holding (1) the trial court erred in reaching issues not related to whether the petition met the procedural requisites of the Court's rules; and (2) the trial court correctly denied relief on the petition because no relief could be granted on an untimely petition.