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Case No. 20-0110

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State of Iowa
Edward Miller


State of Iowa


Edward Miller

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Britt Gagne

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey D. Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (20 pages).

Edward Miller Jr. appeals his convictions of attempted murder, willful injury causing bodily injury, assault while participating in a felony, going armed with intent, felon in possession of a firearm, and conspiracy to obstruct prosecution.  OPINION HOLDS: Miller claims substantial evidence does not support the jury’s guilty verdicts.  He also argues the trial court erred in denying his motion for a new trial and erred in evidentiary rulings, including improperly allowing prior bad acts evidence.  We find the verdicts supported by substantial evidence.  We determine the district court did not err in the evidentiary rulings or in denying Miller’s motion for a new trial.  Accordingly, we affirm.

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