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Case No. 19-0442

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State of Iowa
v.
Daniel Anthony Harden

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Daniel Anthony Harden

Attorneys for Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Rees Conrad Douglas

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0442
Date Published:
Aug 19, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Todd A. Hensley, District Associate Judge.  CONVICTIONS AFFIRMED, SENTENCES VACATED AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Daniel Harden appeals following his guilty pleas to aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) second offense.  Harden argues “the sentencing order followed a template, a boilerplate form,” which “tells us nothing about how the district court arrived at a particular sentence in a particular case.”  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the district court’s statement of reasons for the sentences imposed reflects an abuse of discretion.  We affirm Harden’s convictions but vacate his sentences and remand for resentencing.

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