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Case No. 19-2074

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State of Iowa
Seonaid Lais-Bossert


State of Iowa


Seonaid Lais-Bossert

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 01, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (4 pages)

            Seonaid Lais-Bossert, convicted of child endangerment following a jury trial, appeals claiming ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to make an appropriate motion for judgment of acquittal.  OPINION HOLDS: We grant the State’s motion to strike appellant’s reply brief.  Pursuant to Iowa Code section 814.7 (Supp. 2019), we do not have authority to address ineffective assistance of counsel on direct appeal.

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