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Case No. 21-0327

State of Iowa
Doncorrion Spates


State of Iowa


Doncorrion Spates

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Thomas A. Bitter, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (7 pages)

            This is Doncorrion Spates’s second direct appeal from his convictions of murder in the first degree, attempted murder, and intimidation with a deadly weapon.  Spates appeals the remand court’s denial of his motion for new trial.  Opinion holds: Spates failed to prove his claim that racial animus impacted the verdict.  We affirm Spates’s convictions.

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