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Appellant Sherwin Johnson was awaiting trial on felony murder and other charges in connection with the April 2014 shooting death of Kevin Pierre. In May 2015, the trial court entered an order denying Appellant’s motion for discharge and acquittal on speedy trial grounds, and on June 5, 2015, Appellant filed a timely notice of appeal of that order. The Supreme Court found that the trial court properly denied Appellant’s motion with respect to his statutory right to a speedy trial, and affirmed that portion of the trial court’s ruling. However, the court failed to make the required findings of fact and conclusions of law to enable the Supreme Court to evaluate the denial of Appellant’s motion with respect to his constitutional speedy trial right. Accordingly, the Supreme Court vacated the trial court’s ruling in that regard and remanded for the entry of an order containing appropriate findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Court did not address Appellant’s many other enumerations of error, finding they all lacked merit.