Where a trial court excluded evidence due to improper handling of the evidence after it had been obtained, the ruling did not have the substantive effect of suppressing evidence and the state could not appeal from an order granting a motion in limine, so the appeal is dismissed.
Appeal is dismissed.
State v. Woodworth (MLW No. 65719/Case No. WD76293 – 9 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Newton, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Platte County, Hull Jr., J. (Theodore Bruce, Jefferson City, for appellant) (Robert Ramsey, Glen Carbon, Illinois, and Michele Puckett-Burkhead, Cameron, for respondent).