ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT
No. CR 06-954
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION
a/k/a Vernon Robinson/
STATE OF ARKANSAS
Opinion Delivered October 26, 2006
PRO SE MOTION FOR EXTENSION
OF TIME TO FILE APPELLANT’S
BRIEF AND PETITION FOR WRIT OF
CERTIORARI [CIRCUIT COURT OF
ASHLEY COUNTY, CR 83-56, HON.
DON GLOVER, JUDGE]
APPEAL DISMISSED; MOTION AND
In 1983, Alice Mosley, an elderly woman in Wilmot, Arkansas, was raped and beaten to
death in the course of a burglary. Vernon Robinson, who is also known as Vernon
Robinson/Muhammad, and his brother Carl, neighbors of the victim, were jointly charged with
capital felony murder. Both men, who were represented by different attorneys, pleaded guilty to the
offense but each claimed that the other had committed the rape and murder while he acted as an
accomplice. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Appellant Vernon Robinson timely filed in the trial court a petition for postconviction relief
pursuant to Criminal Procedure Rule 37.1 seeking to vacate the judgment, which was denied. We
affirmed, noting that Vernon had admitted at the plea hearing that he cut the telephone wires to the
victim’s house and “watched out” as Carl committed the crime and that Vernon’s fingerprints were
Carl Robinson also filed a Rule 37.1 petition that was denied. This court affirmed the
order. Robinson v. State, 296 Ark. 86, 752 S.W.2d 34 (1988).
found on a can of Lysol which was likely used to bludgeon the victim. Robinson v. State, 294 Ark.
97, 740 S.W.2d 918 (1987). When two persons assist one another in the commission of a crime,
each is an accomplice of the other and criminally liable for the conduct of both. Cook v. State, 350
Ark.398, 86 S.W.3d 916 (2002).
In 2004, appellant filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus in the trial court seeking
relief pursuant to Act 1780 of the 2001 Acts of Arkansas, Ark. Code