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Case No. 18-0764

State of Iowa
Eric Dewayne Campbell Jr.


State of Iowa


Eric Dewayne Campbell Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

John C. Heinicke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            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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