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Case No. 18-1855

State of Iowa
v.
Tondalaya Bridges

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Tondalaya Bridges

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson and Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1855

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1855
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Joel A. Dalrymple, Judge.  CONVICTION AFFIRMED, SENTENCE VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J. (5 pages)

            Tondalaya Bridges appeals her conviction and sentence for first-degree burglary.  OPINION HOLDS: We reject Bridges’s claim that she was so intoxicated that she could not form the specific intent to commit an assault necessary to find her guilty of first-degree burglary.  Because the verdict is not against the weight of the evidence, her trial counsel did not breach a duty to move for a new trial.  Her claim of ineffective assistance of counsel fails.  We vacate the portion of the sentencing order assessing Bridges with court costs and remand to the district court to impose restitution consistent with Bridges’s reasonable ability to pay.

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