Where a defendant challenged his conviction for sexual misconduct involving a child, the trial court did not err in excluding testimony that was relevant to show an alternative suspect had a motive to sexually abuse the victim, and the court did not abuse its discretion by excluding the evidence because the excluded evidence did not directly connect the alternative suspect to the crime.
Judgment is affirmed.
State v. Willis (MLW No. 80736/Case No. SD37692 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Gooch, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Phelps County, Beger, J. (Christian Lehmberg, Columbia, for appellant) (Daniel Neal McPherson, Jefferson City, for respondent).