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Case No. 21-1040

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State of Iowa
Joseph Allen Bloom


State of Iowa


Joseph Allen Bloom

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Denise M. Gonyea

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Gregory G. Milani, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by May, P.J., Chicchelly, J., and Scott, S.J.* Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (9 pages)

            Joseph Allen Bloom appeals his judgment and sentence in connection with a home invasion that resulted in stolen property and serious physical injuries.  OPINION HOLDS: We reject Bloom’s challenges to the sufficiency of corroborating evidence, non-merger of his assault conviction, and application of the sentencing enhancement.  However, we remand the case for entry of an order merging his conviction for willful injury causing serious injury with first-degree robbery.  We note resentencing is not required because the sentence for his willful injury conviction was ordered to run concurrently with his conviction for first-degree robbery.

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