Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District, Fourth Division
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Jackson County. The Honorable John M. Torrence, Judge.
Evan J. Buchheim, Jefferson City, MO for respondent.
Gregory A. Doty, Kansas City, MO for appellant.
Before Division Four: Alok Ahuja, C.J., and James E. Welsh and Gary D. Witt, JJ.
Following a jury trial, Demetrius Harbour was convicted in the Circuit Court of Jackson County of second-degree murder. After this Court affirmed his conviction, Harbour filed a motion for post-conviction relief under Supreme Court Rule 29.15. The circuit court denied his motion following an evidentiary hearing. Harbour appeals. He argues that his counsel was ineffective because counsel: (1) failed to object to the State's introduction of evidence concerning a set of brass knuckles which Harbour contends were unrelated to the offense; (2) failed to cross examine the victim's daughter regarding the timing of her mother's screams in relation to blows which the victim's daughter heard; and (3) failed to impeach the victim's daughter's testimony with prior inconsistent ...