Cowan v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant Michael Cowan was convicted of two counts of sexual assault in the second degree and sentenced as a habitual offender to 960 months' imprisonment. The court of appeals affirmed. Appellant subsequently filed a petition for postconviction relief, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel because his counsel refused to allow him to testify. The circuit court denied postconviction relief after an evidentiary hearing. Appellant appealed, and before the Supreme Court were two motions filed by Appellant relating to the appeal. The Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motions moot, holding that Appellant's argument was not cognizable in a postconviction relief petition.