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Case No. 18-0755

State of Iowa
Derrick Deonte Moore


State of Iowa


Derrick Deonte Moore

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Matthew W. Boleyn

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica Zrinyi Wittig, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (11 pages)

            Derrick Moore appeals his convictions for burglary in the first degree, harassment in the third degree, domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, and possession of marijuana.  He contends the State failed to offer sufficient evidence to support his convictions and he was prejudiced by trial counsel’s subpar performance.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding the State offered substantial evidence of burglary and drug possession, we affirm those convictions.  Finding Moore failed to preserve error on his challenges to the remaining counts, we decline to disturb the jury verdicts.  Finally, because Moore needs to further develop the record on his allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel, we preserve those claims for possible postconviction-relief proceedings.

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