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Case No. 19-0174

State of Iowa
Marion Steven Goodon


State of Iowa


Marion Steven Goodon

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Monona County, Jeffrey A. Neary, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J. (12 pages)

            Marion Steven Goodon appeals his convictions for assault, first-degree burglary, stalking, domestic-abuse assault causing bodily injury, and going armed with intent.  He contends trial counsel was ineffective in failing to challenge inconsistent verdicts, the trial court erred in admitting hearsay testimony, and the court abused its discretion in assessing court costs and correctional fees.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the verdicts were not inconsistent and the court did not err in its evidentiary ruling, we affirm the convictions.  However, we vacate the restitution portion of the sentencing order and remand to the district court.

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