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Case No. 21-0921

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State of Iowa
Clayton Smith


State of Iowa


Clayton Smith

Attorneys for Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Heidi Miller

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 11, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, Kim M. Riley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., Chicchelly, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (5 pages)

            The defendant challenges the sentence imposed upon his plea of guilty to domestic abuse assault while using or displaying a dangerous weapon and harassment in the first degree.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not abuse its discretion in considering information in the victim impact statement in determining an appropriate sentence to impose.

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