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Case No. 18-1935

State of Iowa
v.
Shaurome Taylor

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Shaurome Taylor

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Joel E. Fenton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1935
Date Published:
Oct 07, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David P. Odekirk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Shaurome Taylor appeals his convictions for delivery of methamphetamine to a minor and sexual abuse in the third degree.  He argues the State engaged in purposeful racial discrimination when it used a peremptory strike to remove a juror and the weight of the evidence does not support his conviction.  OPINION HOLDS: Taylor failed to prove the State engaged in purposeful racial discrimination in striking the juror and the district court did not abuse its discretion in concluding the verdicts were not against the weight of the evidence.

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