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Criminal Law: Attempted Enticement of Child-Jury Instructions-Knowledge of Age

Where a defendant, who was convicted of the attempted enticement of a child, argued that the trial court erred in denying his request to submit a jury instruction that required the jury to find that he knew the victim was ...

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Criminal Law: Statutory Sodomy-Split Jury-Hammer Instruction

Defendant was charged with statutory sodomy. Following several hours of deliberation, the jury reported that it was split 11-1 and could not come to a unanimous verdict. The trial court granted the state’s request to provide the “hammer instruction” to ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Sex Offender Registry

Where a defendant, who was required to register as a sex offender after he failed to report his Facebook accounts, claimed that his counsel was ineffective for failing to argue that the relevant Missouri statute was unconstitutional in light of ...

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Domestic Relations: Termination of Parental Rights-Neglect-Weight of Evidence

Father appealed from the termination of his parental rights to his daughter C.E.B. on the statutory grounds of neglect, after the trial court found father suffered from a mental condition and chemical dependency and had repeatedly failed to provide for ...

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Criminal Law: Sexual Abuse-Admission of Prior Bad Acts-Questioning of Family Member’s Prior Bad Acts

Defendant was found guilty of sexual abuse and felony attempted enticement of a child. At trial, the state offered two witnesses who testified that defendant had, years ago, offered them money to expose themselves to defendant. On appeal, defendant challenged ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Categorically Unreasonable Strategic Decisions

Movant, serving five concurrent prison terms for various sex crimes, moved for post-conviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of trial counsel, who chose to make a unitary rather than offense-specific defense that all three victims were lying and failed to request ...

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Criminal Law: Possession of Controlled Substances-Evidence of Possession-Sufficiency of Evidence

Defendant was convicted of possession of controlled substances after police executed a search warrant on her home, finding a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue that witnesses claimed defendant used to smoke methamphetamine the night before. During her interrogation, defendant claimed ...

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Juvenile Law: Delinquency Judgment-Terroristic Threat-Sufficiency Of Evidence

Where a juvenile challenged a delinquency judgment finding that he had made a second-degree terroristic threat, the evidence was sufficient for the court to assume jurisdiction over the juvenile for recklessly disregarding the risk of causing a school evacuation by ...

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