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Case No. 19-0779

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State of Iowa
Wayne Patrick Gibson


State of Iowa


Wayne Patrick Gibson

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Slovan, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shawn C. McCullough

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Ian K. Thornhill, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON CONDITION AND REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (6 pages)

            Wayne Gibson appeals his convictions for second-degree and third-degree sexual abuse, claiming the district court erred in denying his motion challenging the jury’s composition.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Gibson did not have the benefit of either State v. Lilly, 930 N.W.2d 293, 301–08 (Iowa 2019), or State v. Veal, 930 N.W.2d 319, 328–330 (Iowa 2019), at the time of trial, we conditionally affirm and remand the matter to the district court to give Gibson an opportunity to develop his claim that his constitutional right to an impartial jury was violated.

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