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Case No. 21-1930

State of Iowa
John Henry Walker


State of Iowa


John Henry Walker

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Christine E. Branstad

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, John J. Haney, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Tabor, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (4 pages)

            A defendant appeals his consecutive sentences contending the court failed to properly weigh the presentence investigation (PSI) report’s recommendation or consider that his three offenses concerned the same circumstances.  OPINION HOLDS: The court is not bound by the PSI report’s recommendation.  The court did consider the report, along with other appropriate factors, and the similar circumstances of the offenses had no bearing the separate and distinct harms inflicted on the victim.  We affirm the consecutive sentences.

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