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Criminal Law: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon- Sufficiency of Evidence- Verdict Prior to Closing Argument

Defendant was arrested when she, a prior felon, was a passenger in a vehicle containing loaded firearms. Defendant moved for judgment of acquittal, claiming the weapons were in the vehicle when her husband purchased them and that she had only ...

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Domestic Relations: Adult Abuse Act- Order of Protection- Sufficiency of Evidence

Petitioner filed a petition under the Adult Abuse Act seeking an order of protection against respondent, alleging that respondent, petitioner’s sister, “knowingly and intentionally” stalked and harassed her. The trial court granted petitioner a year-long order of protection, automatically renewable ...

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Driver’s License: Driving While Revoked- Sufficiency Of Evidence- Incomplete Record

Where a driver challenged his conviction for driving while revoked, the appeal must be dismissed because the record on appeal was not complete because the driver failed to include a transcript of the bench trial. Appeal dismissed. State v. Hinton ...

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Criminal Law: Sexual Abuse- Sufficiency of Evidence- Jury Instructions

Defendant appealed from his jury conviction on two counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse. On appeal, defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence proving he perpetrated contact for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire and challenged the jury charge. ...

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Criminal Law: Assault- Sufficiency of Evidence- Intent to Kill

Defendant appealed his bench-trial conviction for first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The victim was using a Bobcat at the apartment complex where defendant lived. Defendant struck the side of the Bobcat with his cane, then began hitting victim. When ...

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Employer-Employee: Dismissal from Employment- Neglect of Duty- Sufficiency of Evidence

Plaintiff appealed the judgment affirming the civil service commission’s judgment dismissing defendant from employment with the St. Louis Airport Police Department for neglect of duty when he failed to correct a report he had reunited lost property with its owner ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute- Sufficiency of Evidence- Reasonableness of Sentence

Where defendant’s delivery of large quantities of narcotics would lead to reasonable belief that recipients of the narcotics would further distribute them, out-of-court statements of recipients were not hearsay where otherwise admissible to show defendant was in conspiracy with recipients ...

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Criminal Law: Child Exploitation- Attempted Travel- Sufficiency of Evidence

Where a defendant in a child exploitation case challenged his convictions, which included a conviction for attempted travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, the evidence was not sufficient to support the attempted travel conviction because the government ...

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Criminal Law: Assault-Sufficiency of Evidence-Intent to Kill

Defendant appealed his bench-trial conviction for first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The victim was using a Bobcat at the apartment complex where defendant lived. Defendant struck the side of the Bobcat with his cane, then began hitting victim. When ...

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