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Case No. 20-1647

State of Iowa
Erica Lyne West Vangen

Erica West Vangen appeals her conviction, judgment and sentence for fourth-degree criminal mischief, a serious misdemeanor, following a jury trial. She argues: (1) the evidence was insufficient to support her conviction as either a principal or as an aider and abettor; (2) the district court erred in assessing category B restitution without considering her reasonable ability to pay; and (3) during sentencing, the district court improperly considered her exercise of her constitutional right to demand a jury trial in imposing sentence.



State of Iowa


Erica Lyne West Vangen

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jan 19, 2022 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 10, 2022

Other Information

Date Retained:
Nov 30, 2021
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