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Case No. 19-0945

State of Iowa
Stanley Liggins

Stanley Liggins appeals following his conviction for murder in the first degree following a retrial. Liggins contends his right to a fair trial was violated by jury misconduct and the district court’s failure to investigate the issue. He further contends the district court erred: (1) in admitting the former testimony of a witness in violation of the hearsay rule and Liggins’ confrontation rights; (2) in failing to exclude the testimony of several witnesses pursuant to rule 5.403; (3) in excluding hearsay statements of the child victim pursuant to rule 5.807; (4) in denying his motion for new trial; and (5) in denying his motion to dismiss based on due process violations.



State of Iowa


Stanley Liggins

Attorney for the Appellee

Richard Bennett

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 16, 2021 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2022
Date Amended:
Sep 30, 2022

Other Information

Date Retained:
Mar 31, 2021

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