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Case No. 19-1788

State of Iowa
v.
Amando Montealvo

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Amando Montealvo

Attorneys for Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Benjamin D. Bergmann and Alexander Smith

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1788
Date Published:
Feb 03, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Chris Foy, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (10 pages)

            Amando Montealvo appeals his conviction for sexual abuse in the second degree.  He argues his trial was tainted by juror misconduct and juror bias, an expert witness improperly commented on witness testimony, the court erroneously admitted vouching evidence, the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction, the weight of the evidence does not support his conviction, and cumulative errors require a new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: We reject Montealvo’s arguments and affirm his conviction.

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