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Case No. 19-0401

State of Iowa
Joseph R. Desalme


State of Iowa


Joseph R. Desalme

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye and Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defenders

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Heather Lauber, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (8 pages)

            Joseph Desalme challenges his convictions for second-degree robbery and first-degree theft.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the record lacks substantial evidence to support a finding of Desalme’s intent to permanently deprive the owners of their vehicles or purses, we reverse and remand.

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