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Goss v. State

December 10, 1998

DANIEL F. GOSS
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI



Before Pittman, P.j., Roberts And Smith, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Smith, Justice

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 04/25/97

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. MARCUS D. GORDON

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: NEWTON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - POST CONVICTION RELIEF

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED - 12/10/98

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

¶1. During the April 1995 term, the Grand Jury of Newton County, Mississippi, indicted Daniel F. Goss on the charges of Burglary as an Habitual Offender pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. §§ 97-17-19 and 99-19-83. Goss had previous felony convictions for the crimes of burglary, escape from imprisonment, and rape.

¶2. On April 13, 1995, Goss pled guilty to the charge of Burglary. Subsequently, he was adJudged to be an habitual offender as defined by Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-81 *fn1 and sentenced to a term of ten (10) years imprisonment, without the possibility of parole or early release.

¶3. Aggrieved by the trial court's decision, Goss appeals pro se, and raises the following issues: *fn2

I. WHETHER THE STATE VIOLATED THE TERMS OF THE PLEA BARGAconcurring.

II. WHETHER GOSS RECEIVED INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL.

III. WHETHER THE TRIAL COURT JUDGE IMPERMISSIBLY ENGAGED IN PLEA BARGAIN NEGOTIATIONS.

IV. WHETHER GOSS'S GUILTY PLEA WAS VOLUNTARY AND ...


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