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Case No. 18-2124

State of Iowa
Jaron Narelle Purham


State of Iowa


Jaron Narelle Purham

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Peter Stiefel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Mary Ann Brown, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (11 pages)

            Jaron Purham appeals his judgment and sentence for first-degree murder.  He contends (1) the evidence was insufficient to support the jury’s finding of guilt; (2) we need not address a recent statutory provision on general verdicts; (3) his trial attorney was ineffective in failing to object to a jury instruction on specific intent in the aiding-and-abetting context; and (4) the district court abused its discretion in admitting a video depicting sex and linking him to the location of the crime.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Purham’s judgment and sentence.

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