Williams v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial in 1994, Appellant was found guilty of first-degree murder. Appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2015, Appellant filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to reinvest jurisdiction in the circuit court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, alleging as the basis for his petition a Brady claim. This Court granted Appellant’s petition. The circuit court denied the petition. Appellant appealed. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the circuit court was required to do more than deny Appellant’s petition without allowing discovery, holding an evidentiary hearing, or making any findings of fact. The Court also granted Appellant’s request to proceed in forma pauperis and appointed counsel. Remanded.