Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District, First Division
September 2, 2014
LUCAS A. BATES, Appellant,
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Clay County, Missouri. The Honorable Shane T. Alexander, Judge.
Laura G. Martin, District Defender, Kansas City, MO, Attorney for Appellant.
Chris Koster, Attorney General, Karen L. Kramer, Assistant Attorney General, Jefferson City, MO, Attorneys for Respondent.
Before Division I: Mark D. Pfeiffer, Presiding Judge, and Lisa White Hardwick and Karen King Mitchell, Judges.
Lucas Bates appeals the Judgment of the Circuit Court of Clay County, Missouri, denying his Rule 24.035 motion for post-conviction relief after an evidentiary hearing. Mr. Bates contends that the motion court clearly erred in denying his motion because he received ineffective assistance of counsel. Because a published opinion would have no precedential value, a memorandum of law has been provided to the parties. The judgment is affirmed. Rule 84.16(b).