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Case No. 21-1024

State of Iowa
Datron Armondo Simmons, Sr.


State of Iowa


Datron Armondo Simmons, Sr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Gary Dickey

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David M. Porter, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (11 pages)

            Datron Simmons appeals his conviction for second-degree murder, challenging (I) the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury’s finding of guilt; (II) the denial of his objection to the State’s exercise of a peremptory strike of a potential juror; (III) the admission of hearsay evidence; and (IV) the admission of evidence concerning a prior conviction for domestic abuse assault.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the jury’s finding of guilt and Simmons’ judgment and sentence for second-degree murder.

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