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Case No. 20-0369

State of Iowa
Ezekiel Cortez Phillips


State of Iowa


Ezekiel Cortez Phillips

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Jason D. Besler, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., Greer, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (22 pages)

            Ezekiel Cortez Phillips Jr. appeals his convictions for first-degree murder, attempted murder, willful injury causing serious injury, and going armed with intent.  Phillips asserts the State violated discovery orders, failed to disclose favorable evidence, and engaged in a pattern of repeated prosecutorial misconduct, and as a result the court should have granted a mistrial or a new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm.

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