Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, Third Division
March 11, 2014
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent,
RICHARD J. LYNCH, Defendant/Appellant
Appeal from the Circuit Court of St. Louis County. 12SL-CR02181-01. Honorable Thea A. Sherry.
FOR APPELLANT: Ellen H. Flottman, Columbia, MO.
FOR RESPONDENT: Chris Koster, Attorney General, Robert Jefferson Bartholomew, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Jefferson City, MO.
Before Mary K. Hoff, P.J., Kurt S. Odenwald, J., and Angela T. Quigless, J.
Richard J. Lynch (Defendant) appeals from the judgment upon his conviction bye a jury for one count of first-degree burglary in violation of Section 569.160;  two counts of first-degree robbery, in violation of Section 569.020; and three counts of armed criminal action, in violation of Section 571.015. Defendant was sentenced as a prior and persistent offender to three terms of life imprisonment for the burglary and for each of the robbery counts and terms of 10 years' imprisonment for each of the armed criminal action counts, all terms to be served concurrently. We affirm.
We have reviewed the briefs of the parties, the legal file, and the record on appeal and find the claims of error to be without merit. No error of law appears. An extended opinion reciting the detailed facts and restating the principles of law applicable to this case would serve no jurisprudential purpose. We have, however, provided a memorandum opinion for the use of the parties setting forth the reasons for our decision. We affirm the judgment pursuant to Rule 30.25(b).