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After a jury trial, Petitioner was found guilty of capital murder and first-degree battery. Petitioner was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Thereafter, Petitioner filed four successive petitions with the Supreme Court seeking to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that he could proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis. The first three petitions were denied, and the fourth petition was dismissed as an abuse of the writ because it raised grounds that the Court had already addressed when it considered an earlier petition. Now before the Court was Petitioner’s fifth petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis. The Supreme Court denied the writ, holding (1) Petitioner failed to state a ground for the writ; and (2) Petitioner failed to act with due diligence in bringing his claims.