Where a defendant argued that there was an insufficient factual basis for his guilty plea to the class A felony of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, the motion court did not err in denying the motion without an evidentiary hearing because the state charged the defendant as an accomplice and he admitted that he knowingly engaged in conduct with others to commit an illegal act, so the record refuted his claim that his plea lacked a factual basis.
Judgment is affirmed.
Jackson v. State (MLW No. 68942/Case No. ED102702 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Gaertner Jr., J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis City, Heagney, J. (Srikant B. Chigurupati for appellant) (Chris Koster and Dora A. Fichter for respondent).