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Case No. 18-0764

State of Iowa
v.
Eric Dewayne Campbell Jr.

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Eric Dewayne Campbell Jr.

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

John C. Heinicke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0764
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Thomas A. Bitter, Judge.  CONVICTIONS AFFIRMED; SENTENCE VACATED AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (14 pages)

            A jury found Eric Campbell Jr. guilty of robbery in the first degree and voluntary manslaughter.  On appeal, Campbell maintains (1) there is insufficient evidence to support his convictions, (2) the court abused its discretion in admitting prior-bad-acts evidence, and (3) the court abused its discretion in sentencing him.  OPINION HOLDS: Because sufficient evidence supports his convictions and the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting a challenged photo, we affirm Campbell’s convictions.  However, the sentencing court relied on improper factors in imposing sentence, and we remand for resentencing. 

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