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Case No. 18-0777

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State of Iowa
Leigh Laz Lepon


State of Iowa


Leigh Laz Lepon

Attorney for the Appellee

Benjamin Parrott, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Leigh Laz Lepon, pro se

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Timothy J. Finn, Judge.  WRIT ANNULED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (34 pages)

            Defendant appeals the district court dismissal of his third motion for new trial, filed more than two years after judgment and sentence were imposed on his conviction for second-degree murder.  He raises a number of claims as to why the district court erred in dismissing his motion, mostly procedural complaints, and why we should exercise jurisdiction in this appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: We treat defendant’s notice of appeal as a petition for writ of certiorari, grant the petition, address the issues raised under the appropriate legal standards, find the trial court did not act illegally, and annul the writ.

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