Where a defendant’s amended motion for postconviction relief was untimely filed and the motion court did not make an independent inquiry into whether the defendant was abandoned by postconviction counsel, the matter is reversed and remanded for the inquiry.
Judgment is reversed and remanded.
Brunnworth v. State (MLW No. 73906/Case No. ED107071 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Clayton III, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, Kerr, J. (Anna Callan Moench for appellant) (Eric S. Schmitt and Shaun J. Mackelprang for respondent).