Lifetime Sex Offender Registration Required for Federal Registrants
The elements of burglary in the first degree include unlawful presence “for the purpose of committing an offense [,]” not the specific intent to take the items eventually stolen. The evidence supported an inference that defendant intended to steal something in general, not a specific target. “The State was not required to prove that [d]efendant went into the garage with the specific intent to steal pants,” so the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction. Missouri statute required registration, with no expiration for that requirement, for any person required to register under federal law. Federal law required defendant to register, and defendant failed to update his registered address, so the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction for failure to register.
STATE OF MISSOURI, Plaintiff-Respondent v. LONNIE STULL TILTON, JR., Defendant-Appellant
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District – SD37339