Barela v. State

In 1995, Appellant pled guilty to second-degree murder. In 2016, Appellant filed the two motions at issue in this appeal. The first motion was a request that the district court order the Wyoming Department of Corrections to provide a copy of all of Defendant’s records at the State’s expense. The second motion was “time line…on how much time the Defendant would have to serve” and an order requiring that he receive parole. The district court denied both motions. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, holding that the district court had no jurisdiction to consider either of Appellant’s motions because appellant provided no cogent argument or relevant authority demonstrating that the district court had jurisdiction to grant the relief he requested. The court further ordered Appellant to show cause why the filing restrictions stated in this opinion should not be imposed. View "Barela v. State" on Justia Law