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Case No. 18-1827

State of Iowa
Braedon Steven Bowers


State of Iowa


Braedon Steven Bowers

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Colleen Weiland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J. (6 pages)


            Braedon Bowers appeals his conviction for voluntary manslaughter.  He contends his trial counsel was ineffective for not arguing he was entitled to judgment of acquittal based on justification.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the State presented sufficient evidence to disprove justification, Bowers cannot show prejudice.  We affirm the conviction.

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