Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District, First Division
August 5, 2014
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent,
JAMES NAPOLEON WOODS, Appellant
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Boone County, Missouri. The Honorable Kevin M.J. Crane, Judge.
For Respondent: Chris Koster, Attorney General, Dora A. Fichter, Assistant Attorney General, Jefferson City, MO.
For Appellant: Thomas R. B. Ellis, Boonville, MO.
Before Division One: Mark D. Pfeiffer, Presiding Judge, and Lisa White Hardwick and Karen King Mitchell, Judges.
James Napoleon Woods appeals, following a jury trial, his convictions of two counts of first-degree burglary in violation of section 569.160, one count of first-degree robbery in violation of section 569.020, one count of second-degree robbery in violation of section 569.030, and two counts of first-degree elder abuse in violation of section 565.180, for which he was sentenced as a persistent felony offender to a total of 165 years in the Department of Corrections. Woods argues that the trial court erred in allowing the three victims to identify him in court because, he argues, their identifications were the result of impermissibly suggestive pre-trial police practices rather than their independent recollections of the perpetrator. We disagree and affirm. Rule 30.25(b).