Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, Second Division
Appeal from the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis. 1222-CR02253-01. Honorable Julian L. Bush.
Margaret M. Johnston, Columbia, MO, for appellant.
Chris Koster, Christine Lesicko, Jefferson City, MO, for respondent.
Gary M. Gaertner Jr., Judge. Philip M. Hess, P.J., concurs. Angela T. Quigless, J., concurs.
Gary M. Gaertner Jr.,
Antoin Brewer (Defendant) appeals the judgment entered upon his convictions for robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. We affirm.
The State charged Defendant and two co-defendants under a theory of accomplice liability with the following 16 counts: kidnapping, two counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible sodomy, two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of stealing a motor vehicle, and seven counts of armed criminal action. The evidence at trial, in the light most favorable to the judgment, was the following.
On April 16, 2012, D.H. (Victim) went to the Silver Lining, a bar and restaurant near her home. The owner was a friend of hers. Victim drove her Chrysler 300 there and parked it in the Silver Lining's parking lot.
As Victim walked into the bar, she noticed " three creepy looking individuals,"
whom she identified as the three defendants, but whom she had not met before that night. Victim was in the bar for 10 or 15 minutes, and as she was walking back to her car to go home, the three individuals jumped out from behind a dumpster, put a gun to her head, and pulled her into her car. They put her in the backseat. Defendant sat in the backseat with her, and the other two co-defendants were in the driver's and passenger's seats. They were ...