Michael Wayne v. State of Minnesota

Minnesota case law summary by Attorney Richard Clem: criminal law.

Michael Wayne v. State of Minnesota. MN criminal law

In 1987, Michael Wayne was convicted in Waseca County of murder in the stabbing death of Mona Armendariz, and the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed. State v. Fenney, 448 N.W.2d 54 (Minn. 1989). He filed a number of petitions for post-conviction relief, all of which were denied. He filed his sixth petition in 2013, and it was also denied by the district court. On appeal, the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed and held that the petition was time barred by the time limit in Minn. Stat. 590.01.

No. A14-0958 (Minn. Mar. 11. 2015)

Please see the original opinion for the court's exact language.


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