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Case No. 19-2007

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State of Iowa
Christopher Dixon


State of Iowa


Christopher Dixon

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jamie Hunter

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Henry W. Latham, IlI, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Mullins, P.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (17 pages)

            Christopher Dixon appeals his convictions for first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and conspiracy to commit a forcible felony.  He alleges there is insufficient evidence to support any of his convictions.  He also argues his sentence is unconstitutional because it violates his due process rights and is cruel and unusual.  He contends the court erred in ordering his sentences run consecutively, suggesting the robbery conviction should merge into his murder conviction.  Finally, he argues the court abused its discretion during sentencing.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there is sufficient evidence for the convictions, his sentence is not unconstitutional, his sentences for the first-degree murder and first-degree robbery should not merge, and the court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing.  As a result, we affirm.

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