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Case No. 18-0859

State of Iowa
v.
Joseph Michael Finn, II

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Joseph Michael Finn, II

Attorneys for Appellee

Martha A. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Jamie F. Deremiah

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0859
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020
Summary

            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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