Wells v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of criminal-attempt first-degree murder and two counts of committing a terroristic act. The court of appeals affirmed Appellant’s convictions and sentences. Appellant later filed in the trial court an amended petition seeking scientific testing under Act 1780 of 2001 Acts of Arkansas specifically requesting as relief that a pair of shoes be tested to prove that he never wore or touched them. The trial court denied Act 1780 relief, finding that the amended petition was not timely and that there was no new scientific testing that was not available at the time of trial or that has since developed that would entitle Appellant to relief. Appellant lodged an appeal and filed a pro se motion for an extension of time to file a complete record on appeal. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motion moot, holding that the trial court did not clearly err in finding that Appellant was not entitled to Act 1780 relief.