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Case No. 18-1787

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State of Iowa
Santenio Delamike Ackiss


State of Iowa


Santenio Delamike Ackiss

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 25, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott D. Rosenberg, Judge.  CONVICTIONS AFFIRMED, SENTENCE VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (7 pages)

            Santenio Ackiss appeals his convictions of child endangerment resulting in bodily injury and child endangerment.  Ackiss contends (1) the court’s findings are not supported by substantial evidence, (2) the court impermissibly imposed court costs on charges for which he was acquitted, and (3) the court failed to make a determination of his ability to pay restitution.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the court’s findings of guilt and convictions for child endangerment resulting in bodily injury and child endangerment.  We vacate the sentences as to apportionment of costs and restitution and remand for further proceedings.

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