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Case No. 20-0668

State of Iowa
v.
Nathaniel Ray Deal

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Nathaniel Ray Deal

Attorneys for Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Priscilla E. Forsyth

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0668
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Zachary S. Hindman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (4 pages)

            Nathaniel Deal appeals his ten-year prison sentence for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, contending the district court abused its discretion in sentencing by placing too much weight on his past behavior from years ago instead of his current circumstances.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the court properly weighed permissible sentencing factors, including both negative and positive factors, we find no abuse of discretion.  And thus we affirm his sentence. 

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