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Case No. 17-1054

State of Iowa
v.
Ethen Eddie Richard Ayers

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Ethen Eddie Richard Ayers

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

William R. Monroe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1054
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee County, Ty Rogers, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (10 pages)

            Ethen Ayers appeals his conviction of assault on a correctional officer causing bodily injury.  He contends (1) his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to object to several instances of alleged prosecutorial misconduct and (2) the district court erred in declining to instruct the jury on a justification defense.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude trial counsel was not ineffective as alleged and the district court appropriately declined to instruct the jury on a justification defense.  We affirm Ayers’s conviction of assault on a correctional officer causing bodily injury.

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