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Case No. 18-1984

State of Iowa
Mawea Rial Koat


State of Iowa


Mawea Rial Koat

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ronald W. Kepford

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (5 pages)

            Mawea Koat appeals following the denial of his motion for a new trial, contending the district court abused its discretion in denying his motion for a new trial because the jury verdict was contrary to the weight of the evidence and the court applied an incorrect standard in ruling on his motion.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s denial of Koat’s motion for new trial.

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