Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 16-0851

State of Iowa
Noah Riley Crooks

Noah Crooks appeals from his conviction for second-degree murder in violation of Iowa Code section 707.3 (2011). Crooks contends Iowa Code section 232.45(7)(a) does not provide statutory authority to try a thirteen year old as a youthful offender. Even if the Code authorizes such a prosecution, he contends the youthful offender statutes violate article I, section 17 of the Iowa Constitution. Crooks further argues the sentencing court abused its discretion in failing to consider all sentencing options, in failing to consider the Miller factors on the record, and in imposing incarceration.



State of Iowa


Noah Riley Crooks

Attorneys for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers
Denise A. Timmins

Attorney for the Appellant

Martha J. Lucey

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Nov 14, 2017 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 20, 2018
Date Amended:
Jun 15, 2018
© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.