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Case No. 20-0539

State of Iowa
Shane Allen Heins


State of Iowa


Shane Allen Heins

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Andrew C. Abbott

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (3 pages)

            Shane Heins appeals his criminal convictions, arguing (1) his counsel was ineffective in failing to move for a change of venue based on pre-trial publicity and (2) the court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal and related challenges to the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury’s verdicts.  OPINION HOLDS: We lack authority to consider the ineffective-assistance claim, and Heins failed to preserve error on his challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence.  We affirm.

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