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Case No. 17-0655

State of Iowa
v.
Akuk Atak Alem Akok

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Akuk Atak Alem Akok

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Christopher A. Clausen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0655
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Michael J. Moon, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            Akuk Akok appeals his convictions for first-degree burglary, assault while participating in a felony, and child stealing.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the State made a sufficient prima facie case concerning the authenticity of Akok’s Facebook messages, the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the messages into evidence.  We preserve Akok’s ineffective-assistance claim to allow full development of the record during postconviction proceedings. 

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