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Case No. 18-1325

In the Matter of A.R., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired

A.R., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Joel E. Fenton

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Carla T. Schemmel, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (4 pages)

            A.R. appeals the district court’s finding of serious mental impairment.  A.R. challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to establish she posed a risk of emotional or physical danger to herself or others.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court found that if not committed A.R. was likely to inflict serious emotional injury on members of her family who lacked reasonable opportunity to avoid contact with her.  There is substantial evidence in the record to support the district court’s finding, and we therefore affirm. 

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