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Petitioner entered a negotiated plea to first-degree murder and received a sentence of 228 months’ imprisonment and an additional 120 months’ suspended imposition of sentence. Petitioner subsequently filed two pro se petitions for postconviction relief under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. Both petitions were dismissed. When Petitioner tendered the record to appeal the second order, the clerk of court declined to lodge it because the notice of appeal was not timely filed. Petitioner now filed this pro se motion for belated appeal. The Supreme Court denied the motion, as Petitioner failed to demonstrate good cause to excuse his procedural default.