Leach v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the dismissal of his pro se pleading wherein he requested scientific testing pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-201, holding that Appellant's request for scientific testing was without merit.
In 2000, Appellant pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault. Thereafter, Appellant filed several motions, including this motion for scientific testing. The trial court dismissed with prejudice Appellant's request for relief on the basis that Appellant had raised the same claims in his previous petitions and was not entitled to relief. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, holding that there was no need to consider Appellant's motions because his request for scientific testing was without merit, and the trial court did not clearly err when it rejected Appellant's claim for scientific testing as well as Appellant's other claims for postconviction relief.