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Case No. 21-0414

State of Iowa
Gerald Steven Parker


State of Iowa


Gerald Steven Parker

Attorneys for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General
Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Rachel C. Regenold, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 15, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Madison County, Michael Jacobsen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J. (12 pages)

            Gerald Parker appeals his conviction for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.  Parker claims there was insufficient evidence corroborating the testimony of a witness he contends was an accomplice to the crime.  He also argues the district court abused its discretion when the court found the verdict was not contrary to the weight of the evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the witness was not an accomplice and, in any event, there was sufficient evidence to corroborate the witness’s testimony.  We further find no abuse of discretion in the district court’s determination that the weight of the evidence supported the verdict.  Accordingly, we affirm.  

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