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Case No. 19-0706

State of Iowa
Alicia Marie Rios


State of Iowa


Alicia Marie Rios

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins and Denise Timmons, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorneys for Appellant

Bradley M. Bender, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Fayette County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED. Considered by Mullins, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J. (7 pages)

            Alicia Rios appeals her conviction of murder in the first degree.  She claims she received ineffective assistance because defense counsel permitted her to plead guilty when there was not a sufficient factual basis for her plea.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find there is sufficient evidence in the minutes of evidence to show Rios acted with malice aforethought and manifested an extreme indifference to human life.  We conclude Rios has not shown she received ineffective assistance of counsel and affirm her conviction.

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