Matthews v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
In 1982, judgment was entered reflecting that Appellant pleaded guilty to capital felony murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. In 2016, Appellant filed a pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis asserting that he was mentally incompetent at the time he entered his plea and that the was coerced and threatened into changing his plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease to a plea of guilty. The trial court denied the petition. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Appellant’s petition did not state a ground to warrant issuance of a writ of error coram nobis and that Appellant was not diligent in bringing the petition.