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The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court summarily denying as untimely Appellant's successive postconviction motion filed pursuant to Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.851, holding that Appellant's motion was time barred.
In his motion, Appellant argued that a diagnosis of gender dysphoria was newly discovered evidence that he was incompetent to plead guilty to first-degree murder, to waive a penalty phase jury, and to waive postconviction proceedings and counsel. The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's summary denial of the motion, holding that Appellant's motion was both time barred and not based upon newly discovered evidence.