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Case No. 18-1436

State of Iowa
v.
Daniel Joseph Buenneke

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Daniel Joseph Buenneke

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1436
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Bradley J. Harris, Judge.  ROBBERY AND THEFT CONVICTIONS and sentences VACATED AND REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J. (6 pages)

            Daniel Buenneke challenges the factual basis for his pleas to second-degree robbery and first-degree theft, which he entered as part of a plea agreement involving multiple charges.  OPINION HOLDS: Because there is an insufficient factual basis for Buenneke’s robbery and theft pleas, we vacate the district court’s judgment of conviction and sentence on both the robbery and theft charges.  We remand to allow the State an opportunity to establish a factual basis for the guilty plea. 

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