Brooks v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
In 1991, Anthony Brooks was charged with felony murder and attempted armed robbery. At a plea hearing in January 1992, Brooks, represented by two attorneys, pled guilty to both charges. Brooks was sentenced to life in prison for felony murder and a concurrent probated sentence of ten years for attempted armed robbery. On January 20, 2015, Brooks filed a motion for an out-of-time appeal from his guilty pleas and also moved for an evidentiary hearing thereon. The trial court denied both motions. Brooks appealed the denial of his motions for an out-of-time appeal, and for an evidentiary hearing. Finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed the denial.