State v Todd, ___ N.C. App. ___, 790 S.E.2d 349 (Aug. 16, 2016)

rev’d on other grounds, 369 N.C. 707 (Jun. 9, 2017)

The law of the case doctrine did not prevent the trial court from considering the defendant’s motion for appropriate relief where the issue in question had not been raised or determined in the prior proceeding.