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Case No. 19-0314

State of Iowa
Thomas Allen Bibler


State of Iowa


Thomas Allen Bibler

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Jeffrey A. Neary, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Greer, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (9 pages)

            Thomas Bibler appeals his conviction for second-degree murder.  He claims his involuntary intoxication provides him a complete defense to the crime.  OPINION HOLDS: Iowa Code section 701.5 (2016) defining the intoxication defense does not differentiate between voluntary or involuntary intoxication.  And section 701.5 only negates specific intent; it does not provide a complete defense.

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