Hinkston v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of capital murder, with residential burglary as the underlying felony, and theft of property. Defendant was sentenced to life in prison without parole for capital murder and twenty years in prison for theft of property. Appellant later filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus in the circuit court. The circuit court denied relief on the grounds that Appellant failed to challenge the jurisdiction of the court and made his claims for the sole purpose of retrying his case. Now before the Supreme Court were Appellant’s motion for extension of time to file a brief and petition for writ of mandamus, which the Court treated as a motion to expedite. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motions moot, holding that it was clear from the record that Appellant could not prevail on appeal.