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Appellant was a prisoner under sentence of death. After the Supreme Court affirmed Appellant's death sentence on direct appeal. D. Todd Doss was appointed as counsel for Appellant for Appellant's postconviction proceedings. Thereafter, Appellant sought to discharge Doss as postconviction counsel and waive the postconviction proceedings. The circuit court found Appellant competent and issued an order discharging Doss and dismissing the proceedings. Doss, on behalf of Appellant, appealed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Appellant was afforded constitutionally adequate competency, waiver of postconviction, and discharge of counsel proceedings; and (2) the circuit court did nor err in finding Appellant competent to waive postconviction proceedings and to discharge counsel.