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Case No. 19-0751

State of Iowa
Matthew Gene Spaans


State of Iowa


Matthew Gene Spaans

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Jeffrey L. Poulson, Judge.  SENTENCE AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J. (11 pages)

            Matthew Spaans appeals from his sentence for four counts of child endangerment.  OPINION HOLDS: The State did not violate the plea agreement when making a sentencing recommendation.  The sentencing court did not rely improper sentencing factors.  We remand the to the district court for receipt of a final restitution order providing the amount of court costs due and a determination of Spaans’s reasonable ability to pay.

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