State v. Williamson (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-06-1250, 2 pp.) (Barbara Jackson, J., for the court) N.C. S. Ct. Click here for the full-text opinion.
Holding: Both the majority and the dissent in the Court of Appeals’ decision addressed the significance of the trial court’s denial of defendant’s motion for appropriate relief without entering a written order memorializing that decision. However, the trial court actually entered a written order, the existence of which apparently was not known to appellate counsel.
The Court of Appeals’ decision is vacated. We remand to the Court of Appeals for further consideration.