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Case No. 21-1467

State of Iowa
Manual J. Seenster, Jr.


State of Iowa


Manual J. Seenster, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Zeke Robert McCartney

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clayton County, Richard D. Stochl, Judge.  CONVICTION CONDITIONALLY AFFIRMED, RULING ON NEW TRIAL MOTION VACATED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Manual Seenster appeals the district court’s denial of his motions in arrest of judgment and for a new trial, arguing the State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he intentionally delivered methamphetamine to another person and the verdict was contrary to the law and evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: We conditionally affirm Seenster’s conviction but vacate the ruling on the new trial motion and remand for application of the weight-of-the-evidence standard.

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