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Case No. 19-1652

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State of Iowa
James Albert Castorena


State of Iowa


James Albert Castorena

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Raya D. Dimitrova

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 21, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hardin County, Paul B. Ahlers, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Ahlers, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (3 pages)

            James Castorena appeals the district court’s sentencing order, contending the court abused its discretion in its statement of reasons supporting the sentence.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s sentence.

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