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Case No. 18-1498

In the Matter of D.M., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired

D.M., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Curtis Dial

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Mark E. Kruse, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            D.M. challenges the trial court’s finding of serious mental impairment, claiming there is insufficient evidence that he poses a risk to his own or others’ safety.  OPINION HOLDS: In light of D.M.’s recent suicidal ideations, refusal to follow-through with mental-health treatment, a telephoned threat to a former employer, and the recent purchase of AR15 rifle, we find clear and convincing evidence to support the court’s finding that D.M. poses a risk to himself or others. 

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