Pitts v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
Petitioner was convicted of capital felony murder. The conviction was affirmed on appeal. Petitioner later asked the Supreme Court to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that it may consider a writ of error coram nobis, writ of audita querela, or other relief based on newly discovered evidence. The petition arose from repudiated trial testimony of an FBI lab technician, a forensic hair analyst. For the reasons stated in Strawhacker v. State, also released today, the Supreme Court reinvested jurisdiction in the trial court and granted Petitioner permission to seek relief via a writ of error coram nobis.