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Case No. 17-2059

State of Iowa
Jorge Sanders-Galvez


State of Iowa


Jorge Sanders-Galvez

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender

Supreme Court

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Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Mary Ann Brown, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (12 pages)

            Jorge Sanders-Galvez appeals his conviction for murder in the first degree, contending (1) the evidence was insufficient to support the jury’s finding of guilt; (2) his trial attorney was ineffective in failing to object to a statement on hearsay grounds; (3) the district court abused its discretion in admitting a phone video; and (4) juvenile-sentencing precedent “should be expanded” to young adults.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Sanders-Galvez’s judgment and sentence for first-degree murder and preserve his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim concerning the admission of hearsay evidence for possible postconviction relief.

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