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Case No. 17-1188

State of Iowa
v.
Rogelio Pablo Morales

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Rogelio Pablo Morales

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1188
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018
Summary

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Jeffrey L. Poulson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J. (7 pages)

           Rogelio Morales was convicted of second-degree murder and now appeals from the denial of his motion to suppress statements he made to police officers.  OPINION HOLDS: Under the totality of the circumstances, we agree with the district court that Morales’s nods and subsequent action in answering questions were sufficient to indicate a knowing and voluntary waiver of his Miranda rights. 

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