Where a defendant argued that his sentence for stealing should not have been enhanced to a class C felony under State v. Bazell, the motion court entered a final judgment for purposes of appeal even though it was not denominated a judgment or signed by the judge, and the judgment is affirmed because a Bazell claim asserted pursuant to Rule 24.035 is substantively without merit as a matter of law.
Judgment is affirmed.
Watson v. State (MLW No. 71434/Case No. WD80863 – 12 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Martin, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Cole County, Green, J. (Samuel E. Buffaloe, Columbia, for appellant) (Shaun Mackelprang, Jefferson City, for respondent).