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Case No. 20-1733

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State of Iowa
v.
Chad Dietrick

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Chad Dietrick

Attorneys for Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1733
Date Published:
Apr 27, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Kossuth County, Don E. Courtney, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J. (13 pages)

            Chad Dietrick appeals his conviction for murder in the second degree, asserting the district court erred in refusing to give his requested jury instruction and in concluding the decedent’s confidential medical records offered nothing exculpatory for the defense.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no error in the jury instructions given or in the court’s ruling on privileged matters, we affirm.

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