Henderson v. StateAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the denial of Appellant’s third petition for postconviction relief, which asserted several claims based on facts alleged in two sworn affidavits, holding that the affidavits were legally insufficient to establish that Appellant was innocent of the offenses of which he was convicted. The postconviction court summarily denied the postconviction petition because it was filed after the statute of limitations in Minn. Stat. 590.01(4)(a) had expired and failed to meet the newly-discovered-evidence exception in Minn. Stat. 590.01(4)(b)(2). The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the facts were legally insufficient to show that Appellant met the newly-discovered-evidence exception, and therefore, the district court did not abuse its discretion when it summarily denied the petition as untimely filed.