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State of Iowa
State of Iowa
Attorney for the Appellee
Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General
Attorney for the Appellant
Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Tom Reidel, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Greer, JJ. Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (11 pages)
Logan Shoemaker challenges his convictions of attempted murder, willful injury causing serious injury, and robbery in the first degree. He maintains there is insufficient evidence to support his convictions for attempted murder and willful injury causing serious injury because the State failed to prove he had the specific intent to cause death or serious injury, respectively. He challenges his conviction for robbery in the first degree, claiming there was insufficient evidence to support that he intended to commit a theft—a necessary element of robbery—and maintains counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to move for judgment of acquittal on that ground. Similarly, he also maintains counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to request a separate instruction defining theft for the jury. OPINION HOLDS: Because substantial evidence supports Shoemaker’s convictions for attempted murder and willful injury causing serious injury, we affirm. We cannot decide Shoemaker’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel on the record before us, so we preserve them for possible postconviction-relief proceedings.