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Case No. 19-0276

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State of Iowa
v.
Keyshaun Vaughn Jones

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Keyshaun Vaughn Jones

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Nan Jennisch, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0276
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott D. Rosenberg, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J. (10 pages)

            Keyshaun Jones appeals his conviction for perjury, asserting the district court erred in admitting hearsay evidence and his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to object to impermissible vouching testimony from a police witness.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the evidence fits the hearsay exception for statements against interest, the court did not err.  We also find the disputed testimony was permissible because it did not vouch for a witness at trial and did not comment on credibility.  Rather, it described how Jones’s deposition testimony contradicted facts from the police investigation and Jones’s previous statements to police.  Thus, we affirm. 

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