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Case No. 18-0031

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State of Iowa
Brandon Howard Cornelison


State of Iowa


Brandon Howard Cornelison

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Nan Jennisch, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Steven J. Holwerda, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (3 pages)

            Brandon Cornelison appeals his sentence following his guilty plea to second-degree theft, claiming the district court applied a fixed policy against imposition of deferred judgments.  OPINION HOLDS: The court exercised its discretion, and we discern no abuse of discretion in the court’s sentencing decision.

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