Williams v. Kelley (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of murder in the first degree, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. Appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder conviction. Appellant later filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, arguing that the judgment in his case was illegal on its face because the trial court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to sentence him to life imprisonment for the first-degree murder conviction. The circuit court declined to grant a writ of habeas corpus on the allegations raised by Appellant. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Appellant offered no grounds on which it could be said that the trial court lacked jurisdiction in his criminal case.