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Case No. 18-0253

State of Iowa
Carmen Ledesma


State of Iowa


Carmen Ledesma

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Maria L. Ruhtenberg, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 24, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Henry County, John M. Wright, Judge.  CONVICTION AFFIRMED, SENTENCE VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (10 pages)

            The defendant appeals her conviction and sentence of arson in the second degree. OPINION HOLDS: Defendant’s attorney did not provide ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment challenging the factual basis of defendant’s plea.  The restitution order is not supported by the record.

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