Carver v. StateAnnotate this Case
The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the circuit court's denial of Petitioner's petition for writ of actual innocence, holding that there was no abuse of discretion.
After a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of first-degree murder, use of a handgun in a crime of violence, and wearing or carrying a handgun. Petitioner was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the murder charge and an additional twenty years' imprisonment for the handgun offenses. In his petition for writ of actual innocence, Petitioner claimed that three categories of new evidence created a substantial possibility of a different outcome at trial. The circuit court denied the petition, and the appellate court affirmed. The Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that Petitioner failed to show that the circuit court abused it discretion in denying his petition for actual innocence.