Case Number: SC96548
Judge: MO Supreme Court
Demographic Information: Black Male
Current Counsel: William Swift
Counsel Contact: MO Public Defender System. Woodrail Centre. 1000 West Nifong,Bldg 7, Suite 100. Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 777-9977
Current Proceedings: Post-conviction proceedings in MO Supreme Court ongoing from denied motion to vacate 29.15 judgment. Respondant reply brief due May 30, 2018.
Legal Status: Hearing held 2/15/17 on motion to vacate. Motion denied by Judge Kelly Wayne Parker. Notice to appeal properly filed with MO Supreme Court.
Hearing Pending: N/A
Significant Legal Issues:
Trial counsels’ failure to call a qualified mental health expert to testify about the effects of abuse from Mr. Anderson’s stepfather, and for calling witnesses who could have described the abuse
Trial counsels’ failure to present evidence that Mr. Anderson suffered from psychotic depression characterized by paranoid delusions at the time of the crime
Possible mental incompetence at the time of trial
Inflammatory closing arguments by prosecutor during penalty phase
Last Judicial Decision Related to Conviction or Sentence:
Denial of motion to vacate, Rule 29.15. Appealed decision to MO Supreme Court.
Denial of Rule 29.15 relief reversed and remanded for further proceedings by Anderson
v. State, 402 S.W.3d 86 (Mo. 2013)
Death sentence affirmed on direct appeal (following retrial) by State v. Anderson, 306
S.W.3d 529 (Mo.), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 327 (2010)
Denial of Rule 29.15 reversed as to penalty phase, affirmed as to guilt phase, by
Anderson v. State, 196 S.W.3d 28 (Mo. 2006), cert. denied, 549 U.S. 1223 (2007).
Convictions and sentences affirmed on direct appeal by State v. Anderson, 79 S.W.3d 420 (Mo.), cert. denied, 537 U.S. 898 (2002)
Conviction County: Butler, on transfer from Cape Girardeau
5/16/2001 (1st trial)
Charlie Moreland, Scott McBride, Stephanie Jirard (first trial)
Beth Davis-Kerry and Sharon Turlington (second trial)