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Case No. 19-2120

State of Iowa
Otoniel Decanini-Hernandez


State of Iowa


Otoniel Decanini-Hernandez

Attorneys for Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester and Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorneys for Appellant

R.E. Breckenridge

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Washington County, Crystal S. Cronk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by May, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (23 pages)

            Otoniel Decanini-Hernandez appeals his conviction as a felon in possession of a firearm.  OPINION HOLDS: Decanini-Hernandez was not in custody for purposes of Miranda when questioned by law enforcement.  The district court did not abuse its discretion in preventing Decanini-Hernandez from questioning a witness about his pending drug charges.

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