Peoples v. State, WD 84303

CourtCourt of Appeal of Missouri (US)
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM.
Citation642 S.W.3d 305 (Mem)
Parties Scott PEOPLES, Appellant, v. STATE of Missouri, Respondent.
Docket NumberWD 84303
Decision Date29 March 2022

642 S.W.3d 305 (Mem)

Scott PEOPLES, Appellant,
STATE of Missouri, Respondent.

WD 84303

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.


Taylor L. Rickard, Kansas City, MO; Mark A. Grothoff, Columbia, MO, Counsel for Appellant.

Dora Fichter, Jefferson City, MO, Counsel for Respondent.

Before Division Three: Anthony Rex Gabbert, Presiding Judge, Lisa White Hardwick, Judge, Thomas N. Chapman, Judge


Per Curiam:

Scott Peoples appeals the denial of his Rule 29.15 motion after evidentiary hearing in the Boone County Circuit Court. In his sole point on appeal, Peoples claims the motion court clearly erred because his defense counsel at trial was ineffective in

642 S.W.3d 306

failing to adequately advise him of the potential benefits of pleading open and taking the opportunity to attempt to mitigate as opposed to going to trial. Because a published opinion would have no precedential value, a memorandum has been provided to the parties. The judgment is affirmed. Rule 84.16(b).

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