Blurton robert blake
Case Number: 10CY-CR01475; SC93648
Demographic Information: White Male
Counsel Contact: Office of the Missouri Public Defender Woodrail Center, Suite 100, Building 7 1000 West Nifong
Columbia, Mo 65203 573-777-9977
Current Proceedings: Direct appeal affirmed in Missouri Supreme Court.
Legal Status: Writ of Cert denied 10/17/2016.
Hearing Pending: N/A
Significant Legal Issues:
Trial court’s failure to instruct jury on felony murder as a lesser-included offense —Trial court’s exclusion of evidence implicating an alternative perpetrator
Improper and excessively theatric penalty phase closing argument by Missouri Attorney General (who served as trial prosecutor)
Last Judicial Decision Related to Conviction or Sentence:
MO Supreme Court affirmed Conviction and sentence, See State v. Blurton, No. SC93648 (Mar. 15, 2016).
Reported Opinions: Confrimed conviction and sentence. State v. Blurton, No. SC93648 (Mar. 15, 2016)
Conviction County: Clay (on change of venue from Benton County)
Crime Date: 6/7/2009
Sentencing Date: 08/09/2013
Trial Counsel: Janice Zembles and Charles Moreland
Trial Judge: Larry Harman
Trial Prosecutor: Kevin Zoellner