Bates v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
In 2009, judgment was entered reflecting that Petitioner had been found guilty of multiple felony offenses. He was sentenced as a habitual offender to an aggregate term of 504 months' imprisonment. The court of appeals affirmed. The court of appeals' mandate was issued on June 2, 2010. On January 20, 2012, more than eighteen months after the mandate was issued, Petitioner filed a pro se petition for postconviction relief. The trial court denied the petition on the ground that it was untimely filed. The Supreme Court dismissed Petitioner's appeal and declared the motion related to the appeal moot, holding that the trial court did not err in denying the petition because it was untimely filed.