Hartman v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of rape and tampering with physical evidence. Appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment. The convictions were affirmed on appeal. Appellant subsequently filed a petition for relief under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37, alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel.The circuit court denied Appellant’s petition after a hearing. Thereafter, Appellant filed a motion to reconsideration alleging that he had found evidence that contradicted testimony given at the hearing. The court denied the motion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the trial court did not err by denying Appellant’s petition; and (2) the trial court did not err by denying Appellant’s motion for reconsideration.