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Appellant Barry Aaron received two life sentences for his convictions on charges of kidnapping and rape. Appellant subsequently filed two pro se motions referencing an action under Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-201 to -208, or Act 1780. The trial court denied the motions, and Appellant appealed. Before the Supreme Court was Appellant's motion to consolidate the two appeals. The Court declared the motion moot and dismissed the appeals, holding that relief under the Act was foreclosed to Appellant on the basis that he pursued a defense based upon a tactical decision not to have certain evidence disclosed, and therefore, it was clear that Appellant could not prevail on appeal of either of the orders that denied the motions.