Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District, First Division
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Saline County, Missouri. Honorable Dennis Allen Rolf, Judge.
Chauncey Lee Elliott, Appellant Acting Pro se, Bowling Green, MO.
Adam Rowley, Jefferson City, MO, for Respondent.
Before: Thomas H. Newton, P.J., Lisa White Hardwick, and Anthony Rex Gabbert, JJ. Hardwick and Gabbert, JJ. concur.
Thomas H. Newton, Presiding Judge
Mr. Chauncey Lee Elliott appeals the denial of a post-conviction relief motion. Mr. Elliott pled guilty to first-degree child molestation. We reverse and remand.
Factual and Procedural Background
On February 26, 2007, Mr. Elliott pled guilty to first-degree child molestation, a class B felony, as defined by 566.067, in the circuit court. At the plea hearing, Mr. Elliott indicated that he had plenty of time to discuss his case with plea counsel, that she had told him all " the facts and circumstances surrounding [his] case," and that plea counsel had explained the charges and reviewed the evidence with him. Regarding
plea counsel's representation, the sentencing judge inquired:
Q: Has she done everything you asked her to do?
A: She has.
Q: Did she do anything you told her ...