State v. ChambersAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree statutory sodomy. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the trial court erred by failing to sustain his application for a change of venue under Mo. R. Crim. P. 32.03. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant waived his right to a change of venue by allowing his application to languish in the case until the day before trial while affirmatively representing to the trial court that he had no pending motions in the case; (2) the State presented sufficient evidence to support the conviction; and (3) the trial court did not abuse its discretion in overruling Defendant’s motion for a continuance.