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Case No. 17-2007

State of Iowa
Donovan Mason Edwards


State of Iowa


Donovan Mason Edwards

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric Eshelman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Odell G. McGhee II, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (6 pages)

            Donovan Edwards appeals his criminal conviction, contending the district court abused its discretion in denying his motion for a new trial because the jury verdict was contrary to the weight of the evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: We are unable to say the evidence preponderates heavily against the jury’s finding of guilt.  We therefore conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Edwards’s motion for a new trial on weight-of-the-evidence grounds.  We affirm Edwards’s conviction. 

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