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Case No. 18-0859

State of Iowa
Joseph Michael Finn, II


State of Iowa


Joseph Michael Finn, II

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha A. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jamie F. Deremiah

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            A father pleaded guilty to three counts of assault while participating in a felony causing serious injury due to his involvement in the neglect and abuse of three of his children.  He argues on appeal that the sentencing court abused its discretion by preparing remarks before the sentencing hearing and drawing an unsupported analogy to his conduct.  OPINION HOLDS: We reject the defendant’s arguments and affirm the sentence.

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