State of Missouri v. Michael L. Johnson, Mo. Ct. of Appeals, E.D., No. ED 103217 (Dec. 20, 2016)

Court and Agency Decisions and Orders (including case law)

On December 20, 2016, the Missouri Court of Appeal reversed the conviction of Michael Johnson and remanded this case for a new trial. The court reversed the judgment of the trial court based on the state’s failure to comply with Johnson’s discovery request, in violation of Rule 25.03, resulting in the surprise introduction of evidence that prevented Johnson from preparing a meaningful defense in the case.