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Petitioner Lawrence Martin was convicted of capital murder. The Supreme Court affirmed. Petitioner subsequently petitioned the Court to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, listing three bases for the writ in his petition. Petitioner also filed motions relating to the petition. The Supreme Court denied the petition and declared the motions moot, holding that Petitioner's claims were largely based upon trial error, rather than hidden or unknown facts, which claims were not cognizable in a coram-nobis proceeding. Therefore, Petitioner failed to meet his burden to show that the writ was warranted.