Where a defendant argued that her plea counsel was ineffective for advising her to enter an Alford plea without considering her competence and for failing to investigate and raise a defense of not guilty by reason of insanity, the defendant alleged facts that, if true, would entitle her to relief and she was entitled to an evidentiary hearing, so the sentences are vacated, and the judgment is reversed and remanded.
Washington v. State (MLW No. 74774/Case No. ED107683 – 26 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Hess, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, Reno, J. (Gwenda R. Robinson for appellant0 (Karen L. Kramer for respondent).