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Case No. 20-1143

State of Iowa
Brenna Allyn Shafer


State of Iowa


Brenna Allyn Shafer

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Monona County, Jeffrey L. Poulson, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (7 pages)

            Brenna Shafer appeals her indeterminate five-year prison sentence.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court improperly relied on speculation that the wait time for a residential treatment facility would surpass the time Shafer would spend in prison when imposing her term, we reverse the sentence and remand for resentencing. 

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