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Case No. 20-0583

State of Iowa
v.
Jayvon Aron

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Jayvon Aron

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0583
Date Published:
Feb 03, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David P. Odekirk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J. (6 pages)

            Jayvon Aron appeals his sentence from a conviction for possession of a firearm by a felon (adjudicated delinquent).  He argues the district court should have been obligated to apply the Miller v. Alabama, 562 U.S. 460, 464-72 (2012), factors in imposing consecutive sentences.  Aron also claims the sentencing court failed to articulate how consecutive sentences provide maximum opportunity for his rehabilitation.  OPINION HOLDS: Having been sentenced to an indeterminate term of incarceration a Miller individualized sentencing hearing is not required.  The district court based its decision for imposing consecutive sentences on reasonable and valid considerations and sufficiently articulated its reasons.  Finding no abuse of discretion by the sentencing court, we affirm the sentence.

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