FROM WHICH APPEALED: NESHOBA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT. DATE OF
JUDGMENT: 08/06/2014. TRIAL JUDGE: HON. MARCUS D. GORDON.
TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: DISMISSED APPELLANT'S PETITION
FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF AND DENIED APPELLANT'S REQUEST
FOR PRETRIAL-HEARING TRANSCRIPT.
APPELLANT: WILLIAM DEWAYNE SAVELL (Pro se).
APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, BY: SCOTT STUART.
LEE, C.J., ISHEE AND CARLTON, JJ. LEE, C.J., IRVING AND
GRIFFIS, P.JJ., BARNES, ISHEE, MAXWELL AND FAIR, JJ., CONCUR.
JAMES, J., CONCURS IN PART WITHOUT SEPARATE WRITTEN OPINION.
WILSON, J., NOT PARTICIPATING.
NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - POST-CONVICTION
After unsuccessfully appealing his murder conviction and then
filing several other unsuccessful motions, William Dewayne
Savell filed a " Petition for Order to Show Cause"
with the Neshoba County Circuit Court. Savell argued that
his latest petition was not a petition for post-conviction
relief (PCR) but instead sought
a determination of " why the respondents should not
produce a transcript of the [pretrial] hearing in
Savell's case."  Treating Savell's filing as a
PCR petition, however, the circuit court dismissed
Savell's petition and denied his request for a
In appealing the circuit court's denial of his request
for a pretrial-hearing transcript and dismissal of his
show-cause petition, Savell disputes the circuit court's
seizure of his motorcycle, which he claims he intended to
sell to use the proceeds to hire a defense attorney for his
trial. Savell argues on appeal to this Court
that the circuit court's refusal to provide him with a
copy of his pretrial-hearing transcript impaired his ability
to appeal and violated his due-process rights. Finding no
error, we affirm.
After a jury convicted Savell of the murder of Mandy Davis,
the circuit court sentenced him to life imprisonment in the
custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Savell v. State, 928 So.2d 961, 964 (¶ 1)
(Miss. Ct.App. 2006). Savell then appealed his conviction and
sentence to this Court. Id. Finding no error, we
In 2009, Savell filed a " Petition for an Order of
Disinterment for Autopsy" with the circuit court.
Savell v. State, 78 So.3d 376, 377 (¶ 1) (Miss.
Ct.App. 2011). The circuit court treated the petition as a
PCR motion and dismissed because Savell failed " to
obtain leave from the supreme court as required by
Mississippi Code Annotated section 99-39-7 (Supp.
2010)." Id. at (¶ 7). In addressing
Savell's appeal of the circuit court's judgment, this
Court noted that Savell had previously filed three
applications for leave to proceed with the supreme court,
each of which was denied or dismissed. Id. at
(¶ ¶ 3-6). After finding that Savell failed to
obtain permission ...