Hutchinson v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced under a firearm enhancement provision to a total of 540 months’ imprisonment. Now before the Supreme Court were Petitioner’s pro se application to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis and a motion for appointment of counsel. In support of his claim for coram-nobis relief, Petitioner argued that he was incompetent at the time of trial. The Supreme Court denied the petition, thus mooting the motion for appointment of counsel, holding that Petitioner failed to overcome the presumption that the judgment was valid and failed sufficiently to demonstrate that he acted with diligence in pursuing his claim.