STATE of Missouri, Respondent, v. Larry Wayne BECKHAM, Appellant.
Decided: September 28, 2021
Before Division Two: Thomas N. Chapman, Presiding Judge, and Lisa White Hardwick and Karen King Mitchell, Judges
Eric S. Schmitt, Attorney General, and Karen L. Kramer, Assistant Attorney General, Jefferson City, MO, Attorneys for Respondent. David A. Kelly, Lee's Summit, MO, Attorney for Appellant.
Larry Beckham appeals, following a jury trial, his convictions of first-degree statutory sodomy, § 566.062, and first-degree child endangerment, § 568.045, for which he was sentenced by the court to consecutive terms of ten and five years’ imprisonment, respectively. Beckham raises four claims on appeal: (1) insufficient evidence to support his convictions insofar as there was no evidence of hand-to-genital contact; (2) error in the admission of evidence of Beckham's character by the State; (3) error in allowing the State to treat Beckham as an expert witness against himself; and (4) error in the admission of evidence that Beckham was detained in jail pending trial. Finding no error, we affirm. Rule 30.25(b).
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