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Case No. 21-1783

State of Iowa
Stephen Devon Phillips


State of Iowa


Stephen Devon Phillips

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Bradley M. Bender, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 13, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (7 pages)

            After a jury convicted Stephen Phillips of robbery in the first degree, a judge sentenced him to serve no more than twenty-five but at least seventeen and one-half years in prison.  Phillips appeals his sentence arguing (1) the State did not present sufficient evidence of his guilt and (2) the court abused its discretion by imposing the harshest mandatory minimum sentence allowed.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding substantial evidence of his guilt and no abuse of discretion in sentencing, we affirm.

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