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Case No. 19-1114

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State of Iowa
Jessica Elvins


State of Iowa


Jessica Elvins

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jesse A. Macro, Jr.

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 07, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Gregory W. Steensland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (10 pages)

            A Pottawattamie County jury found Jessica Elvins guilty of willful injury causing serious injury.  On appeal, she argues the trial court erred in denying her motion for acquittal, her counsel was ineffective for failing to raise the issue of identification, and the court abused its discretion in denying her request for a pretrial immunity hearing.  OPINION HOLDS. Because Elvins’s sufficiency- of- the- evidence claim was not preserved, she failed to establish her counsel was ineffective, and the trial court did not err in denying her motion for immunity, we affirm.

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