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Scott v. State

Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, Third Division

March 10, 2015

MAURICE SCOTT, Appellant,
v.
STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent

Appeal from the Circuit Court of St. Louis County. Hon. Carolyn C. Whittington.

FOR APPELLANT: Jessica Hathaway, St. Louis, MO.

FOR RESPONDENT: Chris Koster, Attorney General, Shaun J. Mackelprang, Asst. Attorney General, Jefferson City, MO.

Before Kurt S. Odenwald, P.J. and Robert G. Dowd, Jr. and Gary M. Gaertner, Jr., JJ.

ORDER

Per Curiam.

Maurice Scott appeals the judgment of the motion court denying his Rule 29.15 motion for post-conviction relief after an evidentiary hearing. Scott argues that his trial counsel was ineffective for advising him not to testify in his own defense. We find the motion court's findings of fact and conclusions of law are not clearly erroneous and affirm.

An opinion would have no precedential value nor serve any jurisprudential purpose. The parties have been furnished with a memorandum for their information

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only, setting forth the reasons for this order pursuant to Rule 84.16(b).


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