Lee v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
Appellant was convicted in 2006 of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. In 2011, Appellant filed a petition for writ of error coram nobis and an amended petition, alleging that the prosecutor had withheld information about certain police reports that Appellant contended exonerated him and could have been used to impeach the officer's testimony. Appellant asserted that because this information was withheld, the trial court was not presented with a sufficient factual basis on which to accept the plea and that he would not have entered the plea if he had been aware of the information. He also included a claim that he was not convicted of the charge indicated on the judgment because the trial court did not specify that the substance manufactured was methamphetamine. The trial court determined the petition was without merit. The Supreme Court affirmed, concluding (1) the trial court's decision to deny the petition was not an abuse of discretion; and (2) Appellant failed to establish that his sentence was illegal.