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Case No. 19-1426

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State of Iowa
v.
Isaac Charles Brown III

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Isaac Charles Brown III

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Dylan J. Thomas

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1426
Date Published:
Oct 21, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Colleen D. Weiland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (15 pages)

            Isaac Brown III appeals his conviction for burglary in the first degree and willful injury causing serious injury.  He argues the evidence is not sufficient to support his conviction, the weight of the evidence does not support his conviction, the trial court should not have admitted prior-bad-act evidence, the prosecutor committed misconduct in referring to the complaining witness’s scarring, and the court abused its discretion in rejecting his evidence of the seriousness of injury.  He also raises multiple ineffective-assistance-of-counsel arguments.  OPINION HOLDS: We lack authority to consider Brown’s ineffective-assistance claims, reject his remaining claims on the merits, and affirm.

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