Watson v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant entered a guilty plea to capital murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Appellant later filed a pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis, arguing, inter alia, that he was incompetent when he entered the plea and that the plea was coerced. The trial court denied the petition after a hearing. Appellant lodged an appeal and filed a motion to supplement the record. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and declared moot the motion, holding that it was clear from the record that Appellant could not prevail if the proceeding went forward because the claims raised by Appellant that were within the purview of the writ failed to establish that the writ should issue.