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Case No. 21-0934

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State of Iowa
Michelle Lee Boat


State of Iowa


Michelle Lee Boat

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 07, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Patrick W. Greenwood, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (18 pages)

            Michelle Boat appeals her conviction and sentence for murder in the first degree.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Boat’s motion to strike a potential juror for cause or in denying her motion for mistrial based on prosecutorial error.  The court also did not err in considering Boat’s assets that are exempt from execution when determining her reasonable ability to pay category “B” restitution.  Therefore, we affirm.

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