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Case No. 18-1060

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State of Iowa
v.
Markus Earl Harding

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Markus Earl Harding

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Rees Conrad Douglas

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1060
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Linda L. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Doyle, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (7 pages)

            Markus Harding appeals from his convictions of first-degree burglary, domestic abuse assault while using or displaying a dangerous weapon, false imprisonment, and fourth-degree theft.  Harding contends the district court erred in applying the “forfeiture by wrongdoing” exception to the Confrontation Clause to allow admission of hearsay statements made by the victim.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our review, we affirm.   

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