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Case No. 15-1560

State of Iowa
Stephen Robert Jonas

Defendant appealed from the district court judgment and sentence entered on his conviction of second-degree murder. Defendant contended: (1) the court erred in overruling his motion to strike a biased juror for cause; (2) there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction of second-degree murder; and (3) defendant was denied effective assistance of counsel and a fair trial by his counsel’s failure to object to instances of prosecutorial misconduct. The court of appeals affirmed and defendant seeks further review on the issue concerning the juror. Defendant requests the court overrule State v. Neuendorf, 509 N.W.2d 743 (Iowa 1993), and hold that prejudice is presumed when a defendant is compelled to use a peremptory strike to remove a juror from the panel who should have been struck for cause.



State of Iowa


Stephen Robert Jonas

Attorney for the Resister

Linda J. Hines

Attorney for the Applicant

Robert P. Ranschau

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 13, 2017 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 01, 2017
Date Amended:
Feb 02, 2018

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 22, 2017

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jun 28, 2017

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