Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District, Third Division
January 28, 2014
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent,
AARON JOHN HANSBERRY, Appellant
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Boone County, Missouri. The Honorable Jodie C. Asel, Judge.
Chris Koster, Attorney General, Robert J. (Jeff) Bartholomew, Assistant Attorney General, Jefferson City, MO, for Respondent.
For Appellant: Amy M. Bartholow, Assistant Public Defender, Columbia, MO, for Appellant.
Before Division Three: Karen King Mitchell, Presiding Judge, and Lisa White Hardwick and Gary D. Witt, Judges. Division Three: Mitchell, P.J., and Hardwick and Witt, JJ., CONCURRING.
Aaron Hansberry appeals his conviction, following a jury trial, of second-degree involuntary manslaughter, for which he was sentenced to a four-year term of imprisonment, pursuant to section 559.115.3's 120-day institutional treatment program. Hansberry successfully completed institutional treatment and was released on a five-year term of probation. He challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support his conviction; specifically, he claims tat the evidence failed to establish that he acted with criminal negligence when he caused the death of Caitlin Valora, following a motorcycle accident in which Hansberry was driving and Valora was his passenger. Finding the evidence sufficient to establish criminal negligence, we affirm his conviction. Rule 30.25(b).