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Case No. 19-0217

State of Iowa
Mary Ann Strickler


State of Iowa


Mary Ann Strickler

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert G. Rehkemper

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Kevin Parker, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, Judge. (8 pages)

            Mary Strickler appeals her conviction of conspiracy to commit theft.  She argues (1) insufficient evidence was presented in support of conviction; (2) the trial court erred in denying motions to dismiss; (3) the district court issued an errant jury instruction; (4) inadmissible hearsay evidence was admitted; and (5) the inadmissible hearsay evidence was also in violation of Strickler’s constitutional rights pursuant to both the United States and Iowa constitutions.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the evidence insufficient and reverse and remand to the district court for entry of judgment of acquittal.  We offer no opinion on any other issue raised on appeal.

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