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Case No. 17-1888

State of Iowa
Sean Michael Freese


State of Iowa


Sean Michael Freese

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, John D. Telleen, Judge.  CONVICTIONS AFFIRMED; SENTENCES VACATED IN PART AND REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (9 pages)

           Sean Freese appeals two convictions of first-degree murder stemming from the deaths of his parents and the sentences imposed.  He challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support his convictions and contends the district court erred in ordering him to pay a law-enforcement-initiative surcharge on each of the counts.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Sean’s convictions of murder in the first degree.  We vacate the law-enforcement-initiative surcharges and remand for entry of a corrected sentencing order. 

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