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Case No. 17-1784

State of Iowa
Donald Alan Hutton


State of Iowa


Donald Alan Hutton

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David P. Odekirk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Bower, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J. (9 pages)

            Donald Hutton appeals his conviction of assault causing bodily injury on sufficiency-of-the-evidence grounds.  He argues the trial court erred in denying his motions for judgment of acquittal because the State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt he acted without justification.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude substantial evidence supports Hutton’s conviction of assault causing bodily injury.  We therefore affirm his conviction. 

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