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Case No. 19-0314

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State of Iowa
v.
Thomas Allen Bibler

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Thomas Allen Bibler

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0314
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Jeffrey A. Neary, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Greer, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (9 pages)

            Thomas Bibler appeals his conviction for second-degree murder.  He claims his involuntary intoxication provides him a complete defense to the crime.  OPINION HOLDS: Iowa Code section 701.5 (2016) defining the intoxication defense does not differentiate between voluntary or involuntary intoxication.  And section 701.5 only negates specific intent; it does not provide a complete defense.

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