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Case No. 21-0458

State of Iowa
Dean Alan Hettinger


State of Iowa


Dean Alan Hettinger

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 11, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Fayette County, Joel A. Dalrymple, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J. (12 pages)

            Dean Hettinger appeals his convictions for murder in the first degree and child endangerment resulting in death, alleging the evidence does not support the convictions and the district court should have granted his motion for a new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find substantial evidence supports the jury’s guilty verdicts and the district court did not abuse its discretion, we affirm the denial of Hettinger’s motions in arrest of judgment and for new trial.

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