Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, Fifth Division
September 2, 2014
TERRENCE VANN, Plaintiff/Appellant,
TERRY RUSSELL, Defendant/Respondent
Appeal from Missouri Circuit Court of St. Francois County. Honorable Shawn R. McCarver.
Terrence Vann, appellant, Pro se, Bonne Terre, MO.
Stephen D. Hawke, Jefferson City, MO, for respondent.
ANGELA T. QUIGLESS, CHIEF JUDGE. LISA VAN AMBURG, J. and PHILIP M. HESS, J., Concur.
ANGELA T. QUIGLESS, CHIEF JUDGE
Appellant appeals from the judgment denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The State has filed a motion to dismiss the appeal. Appellant has not filed a response. We dismiss the appeal.
Appellant filed a petition for habeas corpus with the trial court, which denied his petition. Appellant filed an appeal from this judgment and has raised two points in his brief assigning error to the denial of his habeas petition. However, the denial of a petition for writ of habeas corpus is not appealable. Blackmon v. Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, 97 S.W.3d 458, 458 (Mo. banc 2003); Webster v. Purkett, 110 S.W.3d 832, 837 (Mo. App. E.D. 2003).
The State's motion to dismiss is granted. The appeal is dismissed for lack of an appealable judgment.
LISA VAN AMBURG, J. and PHILIP M. HESS, J., Concur.