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Case No. 19-0217

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State of Iowa
v.
Mary Ann Strickler

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Mary Ann Strickler

Attorneys for Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert G. Rehkemper

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0217
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Kevin Parker, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, Judge. (8 pages)

            Mary Strickler appeals her conviction of conspiracy to commit theft.  She argues (1) insufficient evidence was presented in support of conviction; (2) the trial court erred in denying motions to dismiss; (3) the district court issued an errant jury instruction; (4) inadmissible hearsay evidence was admitted; and (5) the inadmissible hearsay evidence was also in violation of Strickler’s constitutional rights pursuant to both the United States and Iowa constitutions.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the evidence insufficient and reverse and remand to the district court for entry of judgment of acquittal.  We offer no opinion on any other issue raised on appeal.

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