Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District, Special Division
August 19, 2014
PRESTON K. WATTS, Appellant,
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI. THE HONORABLE GERALD McBETH, JUDGE.
Gregory A. Doty, for Appellant.
Shaun Mackelprang, for Respondent.
Before Special Division: Victor C. Howard, Presiding Judge, Alok Ahuja, Judge and Gary D. Witt, Judge.
Appellant, Preston K. Watts, appeals the denial of his Rule 29.15 motion for post-conviction relief after an evidentiary hearing by the Circuit Court of Bates County. Watts argues on appeal that (1) trial counsel was ineffective in eliciting hearsay, specifically, an out-of-court statement made by Brian Watts; (2) the trial court erred in considering his ability to pay the costs of his pretrial incarceration in determining whether to order him into a long-term treatment program; and (3) trial counsel and direct appeal counsel were ineffective for failing to address or raise as plain error the trial court's alleged error in determining whether to order long-term treatment. Because a published opinion would have no precedential value, a memorandum has been provided to the parties.
The judgment is affirmed. Rule 84.16(b).