Rayford v. Kelley (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The Supreme Court affirmed. Appellant subsequently sought prostconviction relief through several legal remedies, including an Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1 petition, multiple petitions for writ of error coram nobis, and a habeas-corpus proceeding, all to no avail. Appellant later filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, arguing that the trial court lacked jurisdiction in his case because the charging instrument “failed to allege the essential element of causation.” The circuit court dismissed the petition, finding that Appellant had not stated a ground for the writ. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Appellant failed to state a ground for a writ of habeas corpus.