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Case No. 18-1220

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State of Iowa
Jehu Purnell


State of Iowa


Jehu Purnell

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Michael J. Schilling, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Potterfield and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (7 pages)


            Jehu Purnell challenges his conviction of one count of willful injury causing serious injury, arguing there is insufficient evidence to prove identity and specific intent.  OPINION HOLDS: There was sufficient evidence to convince a rational jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Purnell committed the offense and that he had the specific intent to cause serious injury.  We affirm.

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