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Wright v. State

Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma
Apr 1, 1964
390 P.2d 921 (Okla. Crim. App. 1964)


No. A-13472.

April 1, 1964.

Original Proceedings in which Alvie Wright seeks his release from the penitentiary by Writ of Habeas Corpus. Writ Denied.

Alvie Wright, pro se.

Charles Nesbitt, Atty. Gen., Hugh H. Collum, Asst. Atty. Gen., for respondents.

This is an attempt by the petitioner, Alvie Wright, to file a petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus, seeking his release from the State Penitentiary at McAlester, Oklahoma.

It will be unnecessary to set out the allegations in the petition, as it does not meet the requirements necessary to invoke jurisdiction on this Court. We have held repeatedly, as in the case of In re: Salisbury, Okla. Cr. 363 P.2d 380:

"Where inmate of penitentiary wishes to challenge judgment and sentence pronounced against him, he should attach to his petition for writ of habeas corpus a certified copy of the information, and a certified copy of such judgment and sentence."

No such documents were filed in connection with this case.

Where petition for habeas corpus is filed, the burden is upon the petitioner to prove grounds upon which he relies for his release, and the unsupported statements of a petitioner do not meet the requirements of the proof. Huggins v. Raines, Okla. Cr. 372 P.2d 248.

Accordingly, the petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is Denied.

JOHNSON, P.J., and BUSSEY, J., concur.

Summaries of

Wright v. State

Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma
Apr 1, 1964
390 P.2d 921 (Okla. Crim. App. 1964)
Case details for

Wright v. State

Case Details


Court:Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma

Date published: Apr 1, 1964


390 P.2d 921 (Okla. Crim. App. 1964)
1964 OK CR 41

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