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Case No. 20-1150

State of Iowa
v.
Jerry Lynn Burns

Jerry Burns appeals his conviction for murder in the first degree. Burns argues the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress where the warrantless extraction of his DNA profile violated his rights under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and article I, section 8 of the Iowa Constitution. Burns further argues the trial court’s refusal to instruct the jury on the law related to a witness’s motive to testify against Burns constitutes a prejudicial abuse of discretion. Finally, Burns argues the evidence was insufficient to establish his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

County:
Linn

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellants

Jerry Lynn Burns

Attorneys for Appellee

Tyler J. Buller

Attorneys for Appellants

Kathleen T. Zellner
Nicholas M. Curran
Elizabeth A. Araguás

Rita Bettis Austen
Jennifer Lynch
Nathan Freed Wessler
Vera Eidelman
Patrick Toomey

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

10-10-20-5

Sep 30, 2022 1:30 PM University of Iowa, College of Law, Levitt Audiotorium

Briefs

Other Information

Date Retained:
Mar 01, 2022
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