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The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the postconviction court denying Appellant's successive motion for postconviction relief filed under Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.851, holding that Appellant was not entitled to postconviction relief based on his intellectual disability claim and on his claim seeking relief under Hurst v. Florida, 136 S. Ct. 616 (2016), and Hurst v. State, 202 So. 3d 40 (Fla. 2016).
In 1982, Appellant was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, and kidnapping. Appellant was sentenced to death for the murder, and the sentence of death became final in 1999. In 2017, Appellant filed a successive postconviction motion claiming that he was intellectually disabled and a claim seeking relief under Hurst. The circuit court summarily denied the motion, finding that Appellant's intellectual disability claim was time barred and that Hurst did not apply retroactively to Appellant's case. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the circuit court properly denied relief.