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Case No. 20-0158

State of Iowa
v.
Tanner Jon King

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Tanner Jon King

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Jack Bjornstad

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0158
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Kurt J. Stoebe, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., Tabor and Schumacher, JJ., and Carr and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (18 pages)

            Tanner King appeals his two convictions for murder in the first degree challenging the district court’s ruling that testimony of a local barber who shared second-hand information about an alternative suspect with a police detective was inadmissible hearsay.  King contends this decision deprived him of his due process right to present a defense.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court correctly determined that the proffered evidence is hearsay.  Because it was inadmissible, King had no due process right to present the testimony.  We affirm the convictions. 

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