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Case No. 17-1534

State of Iowa
v.
Abraham Petro Riko

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Abraham Petro Riko

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Karmen Anderson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1534
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019
Summary

            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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