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Case No. 19-0327

State of Iowa
Valentino E. Whitaker


State of Iowa


Valentino E. Whitaker

Attorneys for Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Kevin Hobbs

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Carroll County, Joseph B. McCarville, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Valentino Whitaker appeals his conviction and sentence for third-degree theft.  OPINION HOLDS: I. Substantial evidence supports the jury’s finding that Whitaker committed third-degree theft by taking a purse belonging to another.  II. We preserve Whitaker’s claims that he received ineffective assistance from trial counsel for postconviction-relief proceedings.  III. The district court acted within its discretion in ordering Whitaker to pay $5000 in victim restitution.    

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