Millsap v. Kelley (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
In 1998, Appellant entered negotiated pleas of guilty to charges of capital murder, first-degree terroristic threatening, and second-degree battery. Appellant received a sentence of life without parole on the capital-murder charge. Appellant later filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, claiming that the judgment of commitment sentencing him to “life without parole” was facially invalid. The circuit court dismissed the petition, finding that Appellant’s sentence was within the statutory range for capital murder and that Appellant failed to demonstrate probable cause for issuance of the writ. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the circuit court did not err in declining to grant relief.