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Case No. 18-1660

State of Iowa
Venhure Yosef Tsegay


State of Iowa


Venhure Yosef Tsegay

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Alfredo Parrish and Gina Messamer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Lucy J. Gamon, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (7 pages)

            Venhure Tsegay appeals his conviction for first-degree robbery.  He claims his sentence of twenty-five years in prison should be considered cruel and unusual punishment because he was eighteen years old at the time of the offense.  He also raises an equal protection challenge.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Tsegay’s conviction and sentence,

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