State v. BakerAnnotate this Case
In 2006, Defendant was found guilty by a jury of first degree murder, and in 2007, Defendant pled guilty to a separate charge of first degree murder. Defendant was sentenced to consecutive life sentences for the murders. Defendant subsequently filed motions for postconviction relief in both cases, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel and prosecutorial misconduct. The district court denied Defendant's motions without an evidentiary hearing. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant's motion for postconviction relief in each case without an evidentiary hearing, as Defendant's motions in the two cases did not allege facts constituting a denial of his constitutional rights, and the record refuted his claims as to his other allegations.