State v. Carter
Because the trial court properly resolved the issues raised in the defendant's motions to correct an illegal sentence and to open and set aside various judgments, the Appellate Court adopted it as the proper statement of the relevant facts, issues and applicable law. In connection with a drug turf war in which a stray bullet fired from his gun struck and seriously injured a seven year old girl, Anthony Carter was convicted of various crimes including assault in the first degree. His conviction was affirmed on direct appeal. His numerous petitions for a writ of habeas corpus were denied. A prior motion to correct an illegal sentence was denied and that judgment was affirmed on appeal. He filed two further motions to correct an illegal sentence and motions to open and set aside the judgment. The trial court, Gold, J., considered these claims and rejected them. Carter appealed, pro se, from the judgment dismissing his motions to correct and to open and set aside various judgments. The Appellate Court affirmed the judgment finding the issues properly resolved in the trial court's complete and well reasoned memorandum of decision. The Appellate Court adopted the decision as the proper statement of the relevant facts, issues and applicable law. No useful purpose was found to repeat that discussion.