The docket number of the matter on appeal was CR 85-183. In circuit court, the case
was assigned docket number CR 85-1579.
Prior to July 1, 1989, a petitioner whose judgment of conviction had been affirmed on
appeal was required to petition this court for relief under Criminal Procedure Rule 37.1 and gain
leave from this court to proceed under the rule in the circuit court before filing a petition there.
Criminal Procedure Rule 37 was abolished by this court effective July 1, 1989. In the Matter of
the Abolishment of Rule 37 and the Revision of Rule 36 of the Arkansas Rules of Criminal
Procedure, 299 Ark. Appx. 573, 770 S.W.2d 148 (1989) (per curiam). Rule 37 was reinstated in
a revised form on January 1, 1991. In the Matter of the Reinstatement of Rule 37 of the Arkansas
Rules of Criminal Procedure, 303 Ark. Appx. 746, 797 S.W.2d 458 (1990) (per curiam). The
revised rule does not require petitioners to gain leave of this court before proceeding in the trial
ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT
No. CR 86-183 and CR 86-184
STATE OF ARKANSAS
Opinion Delivered March 22, 2007
PRO SE PETITION TO REINVEST
JURISDICTION IN TRIAL COURT TO
CONSIDER A PETITION FOR WRIT
OF ERROR CORAM NOBIS, OR IN
THE ALTERNATIVE, FILE RULE 37.1
PETITION IN CIRCUIT COURT
[CIRCUIT COURT OF JEFFERSON
COUNTY, CR 85-1577, CR 85-1579]
In 1986, Kenny Halfacre, petitioner herein, was convicted in two criminal matters, both of
which occurred in Pulaski County, Arkansas. In the first matter, petitioner was convicted of
aggravated robbery of the Asher News and Video store, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the
Arkansas Department of Correction. We affirmed. Halfacre v. State, 292 Ark. 329, 731 S.W.2d 182
(1987). This court subsequently denied his postconviction petition to proceed pursuant to Ark. R.
Crim. P. 37. Halfacre v. State, CR 86-183 (Ark. Nov. 9, 1987) (per curiam).
court if the petitioner was convicted after January 1, 1999.
In the second crimin