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Case No. 19-1336

State of Iowa
Randy Louis Linderman


State of Iowa


Randy Louis Linderman

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Christine E. Branstad and Nathan A. Olson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Richard B. Clogg, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by May, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (22 pages)

            Randy Linderman appeals his conviction of first-degree murder, claiming the district court erred in denying (1) his motion to strike a juror for cause; (2) his motion for judgment of acquittal on the basis there was insufficient evidence to convict; and (3) his motion for a new trial on the basis the jury’s verdict was contrary to the weight of the evidence.  Linderman also contends newly discovered evidence requires remanding for a new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no abuse of discretion involving jury selection and substantial evidence supports the verdict.  Linderman is not entitled to a new trial, and we affirm the conviction.   

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