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Date: 01-11-2022

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State of Missouri v. Andrew James Vrba

Case Number: SD36916

Judge: Jack A.L. Goodman

Court: Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, on appeal from the Circuit Court, Greene County

Plaintiff's Attorney: Greene County District Attorney's Office

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Description: Springfield, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with first-degree murder.

Andrew James Vrba (“Defendant”) appeals his conviction for first-degree murder
and the trial court’s statutorily-mandated sentence of life imprisonment without the
possibility of probation or parole (“LWOP”). See section 565.020.1 In two points,
Defendant, 18 years old at the time of the murder, claims the trial court: (1) erred in
sentencing him to LWOP because the sentence was unconstitutional as fundamentally
unfair and disproportionate, both facially and as applied to Defendant; and (2) abused its discretion in denying his motion for sanctions against the State for failing to preserve
potentially exculpatory evidence.

Outcome: Affirmed

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