Morgan v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Petitioner was convicted of kidnapping and second-degree battery and was sentenced as a habitual offender to concurrent terms of life and 180 months’ imprisonment. The Supreme Court affirmed. Petitioner later filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus, contending that his sentences were inappropriately enhanced under the applicable statute. The circuit court denied the petition. Petitioner later filed this motion requesting permission to proceed with a belated appeal of the circuit court’s order. The Supreme Court dismissed the motion because it was clear the appeal was without merit, holding that none of Petitioner’s claims established a factual basis to support his allegations that the trial court lacked jurisdiction or that the commitment was facially invalid.