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Case No. 19-0924

State of Iowa
Oleaf Teoh


State of Iowa


Oleaf Teoh

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Kelsey L. Knight

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey D. Farrell, Judge.  CONVICTIONS AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND CASE REMANDED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Greer, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (10 pages)

            Oleaf Teoh appeals after a jury found her guilty of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and malicious prosecution.  OPINION HOLDS: I. The district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting into evidence three graphic photos of the victim’s injuries that were relevant and no more inflammatory than other evidence in the record.  II. Substantial evidence supports Teoh’s convictions for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, but there is insufficient evidence to support her conviction for malicious prosecution.

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