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Case No. 21-0522

State of Iowa
Dalton Wayne Cook


State of Iowa


Dalton Wayne Cook

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Denise M. Gonyea

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 07, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Joel D. Yates, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Ahlers, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  (5 pages)

            Dalton Cook appeals his conviction and sentence on a charge of willful injury causing serious injury.  OPINION HOLDS: I. Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to upholding the verdict, a reasonable fact finder could conclude Cook aided and abetted in the shooting that establishes Cook’s willful-injury conviction.  II. We reject Cook’s claim that the district court imposed an illegal sentence by failing to merge his willful-injury and robbery convictions for the same reasons we rejected an identical claim raised on direct appeal by his codefendant.

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