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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant pleaded guilty, in accordance with a plea agreement, to two counts of child molestation and was sentenced to two concurrent 10-year sentences. Defendant unsuccessfully filed a motion for post-conviction relief, alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel when counsel allegedly advised defendant he would receive probation and failed to present medical records at sentencing.

Where counsel credibly testified that he did not advise defendant about his likely sentence and where defendant failed to demonstrate the contents of medical records he wished to introduce at his sentencing, defendant had failed to prove his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Judgment is affirmed.

Renick v. State (MLW No. 74446/Case No. SD36140 – 9 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Lynch, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Camden County, Richardson, J. (Kevin Louis Schriener, Clayton, for appellant) (Mary Highland Moore, Jefferson City, for respondent)