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Case No. 21-0923

State of Iowa
Zackery Nelson Bassett



State of Iowa


Zackery Nelson Bassett

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Rachel C. Regenold, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hamilton County, Amy M. Moore, Judge (Trial), James A. McGlynn, Judge (Motions).  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J. (30 pages)

            Zackery Bassett appeals his conviction for second-degree murder.  He claims the district court improperly admitted prior-bad-acts evidence, statements Bassett gave police prior to receiving Miranda warnings, testimony from sheriff’s deputies about statements the victim gave them following a separate incident of domestic violence, and testimony from the medical examiner that exceeded the scope of expert testimony.  He also claims the court should have granted a mistrial following testimony from a witness.  Further, he contests the sufficiency of the evidence for his conviction.  And he requests a new trial based on juror misconduct.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no error by the district court, we affirm. 

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