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Case No. 23-0551

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State of Iowa
Brandon Lee Lyman


State of Iowa


Brandon Lee Lyman

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson (until withdrawal), Nicholas E. Siefert, and Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorneys General, and Braden Bennett, Student Legal Intern

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 07, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark R. Fowler, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (6 pages)

            Brandon Lyman appeals his sentence following his convictions for second-degree burglary, two counts of willful injury causing bodily injury, and second-degree attempted burglary.  OPINION HOLDS: The sentencing court did not err in considering Lyman’s character and propensity, the effect of the crimes on the community, and his chances of reform and treatment in imposing a term of incarceration rather than probation.  Therefore, finding no abuse of the sentencing court’s discretion, we affirm.

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