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Case No. 17-0655

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State of Iowa
Akuk Atak Alem Akok


State of Iowa


Akuk Atak Alem Akok

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Christopher A. Clausen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Michael J. Moon, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            Akuk Akok appeals his convictions for first-degree burglary, assault while participating in a felony, and child stealing.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the State made a sufficient prima facie case concerning the authenticity of Akok’s Facebook messages, the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the messages into evidence.  We preserve Akok’s ineffective-assistance claim to allow full development of the record during postconviction proceedings. 

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