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Case No. 21-0080

State of Iowa
Eliot James Stowe


State of Iowa


Eliot James Stowe

Attorney for the Appellee

Vidhya K. Reddy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Attorney for the Appellant

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Monona County, Zachary Hindman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Badding, J., and Vogel, S.J.*  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (7 pages)

            Eliot Stowe appeals his first-degree murder conviction, arguing the district court should have found him not guilty by reason of insanity.  OPINION HOLDS: Because it was the district court’s prerogative to weigh and assign appropriate weight to the three expert opinions, we affirm the court’s findings and determinations with respect to those experts, the court’s conclusion on the insanity defense, and Stowe’s judgment and sentence for first-degree murder.

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