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Case No. 17-1534

State of Iowa
Abraham Petro Riko


State of Iowa


Abraham Petro Riko

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Karmen Anderson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert J. Blink, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Abraham Riko appeals from judgment and sentence following his convictions for second-degree theft (two counts), assault on a peace officer, and first-degree eluding.  He alleges there is insufficient evidence to support the charges and trial counsel was ineffective in failing to object to a jury instruction on the elements of eluding that included the phrase “and/or.”  OPINION HOLDS: Because substantial evidence supports his convictions and Riko’s ineffectiveness claims fail, we affirm.

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