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Case No. 19-1150

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State of Iowa
Tamora Morrise


State of Iowa


Tamora Morrise

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for the Appellant

Thomas J. O'Flaherty (until withdrawal)
Kent A. Simmons

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Stuart P. Werling, Judge.  SENTENCE VACATED AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Tamora Morrise appeals the sentence imposed following her conviction of second-degree theft.  She contends the sentencing court improperly relied on uncharged and unproven conduct.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the district court relied on an improper factor during sentencing.  We vacate Morrise’s sentence and remand the case to the district court for resentencing before a different judge.   

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