September 17, 2003
Oral arguments are held in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. Byron is not present but is represented by the public defender assigned for his appellate effort, Sarah Weber Patel.
July 10, 2003
The appellant's (Byron's) reply brief is filed, refuting Ms. Spillars's arguments against his Direct Appeal brief.
June 30, 2003
The attorney for Missouri, Andrea K. Spillars, submits the state's brief.
May 7, 2003
Stating that Judge Charles Atwell erred in his various rulings at trial, Byron's latest public defender, Sarah Weber Patel, submits his Direct Appeal brief to the Missouri Court of Appeals.