Henington v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial in 2009, Petitioner was found guilty of the rape of his six-year-old step-granddaughter. The court of appeals affirmed. Thereafter, Petitioner filed a petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. The petition was denied. In 2015, Petitioner filed a pro se “memorandum in support for the writ of habeas corpus” alleging that he had been denied effective assistance of counsel at trial, that the State committed a violation of Brady v. Maryland, and trial court error. The trial court concluded that the claims in the habeas corpus request were not cognizable as grounds for the writ. The Supreme Court dismissed Petitioner’s belated appeal from the order, holding that Petitioner did not file his petition in the correct jurisdiction, nor did he state a ground for issuance of the writ.