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Case No. 18-2061

State of Iowa
Michael Joseph Debettignies


State of Iowa


Michael Joseph Debettignies

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Chris Foy, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J. (4 pages)

            Michael Debettignies appeals his conviction for third-degree sexual abuse.  He contends the district court abused its discretion when it sustained a motion in limine.  OPINION HOLDS:  Debettignies failed to preserve error because (1) he did not offer the evidence during trial and (2) the motion in limine ruling was not unequivocal so as to leave no question as to whether the evidence would be admitted.

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