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Case No. 21-1776

State of Iowa
Mustafa F. Muhammad


State of Iowa


Mustafa F. Muhammad

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Katherine N. Flickinger

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 13, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, Bethany Currie, Judge.  AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Ahlers and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (17 pages)

            Mustafa Muhammad appeals his conviction for first degree murder, contending there is insufficient evidence of deliberation, premeditation, and lack of justification.  OPINION HOLDS:  Because there is substantial evidence from which the jury could reasonably find Muhammad acted deliberately, with premeditation, and without justification, we affirm.

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