No. 37815.

545 S.W.2d 380 (1976)

Jasper Charles PARRIS, Movant-Appellant, v. STATE of Missouri, Respondent.

Missouri Court of Appeals, St. Louis District, Division One.

Motion for Rehearing or Transfer Denied January 14, 1977.

Application to Transfer Denied February 14, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert C. Babione, Public Defender, Robert G. O'Blennis, Mary Louise Moran, Asst. Public Defenders, St. Louis, for movant-appellant.

John C. Danforth, Atty. Gen., Preston Dean, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jefferson City, Brendan Ryan, Circuit Atty., James F. Booth, Asst. Circuit Atty., St. Louis, Charles A. Blackmar, Special Asst. Atty. Gen., Jefferson City, for respondent.


Movant has appealed from the denial, after evidentiary hearing, of his motion to vacate judgment under Rule 27.26, VAMR. He had been convicted of the second degree murder of his wife and sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment.

Only one point is raised on appeal. Movant contends he was denied effective assistance of counsel due to the failure of his attorney to request a mental examination and to inform the court of his hospitalization for depression...

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