Thompson v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of two counts of rape. Appellant was sentenced to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment on each count, to be served consecutively. Thereafter, Appellant field a timely, verified petition for postconviction relief under Ark. R. Crim. P. 36.1, alleging that he was serving an illegal sentence, and a memorandum of law in support of the motion. The trial court denied the relief sought. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court did not err in denying relief because Appellant failed to meet his burden of demonstrating in his petition that his sentence was illegal.