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Case No. 20-1689

State of Iowa
Christopher William Thompson

Christopher Thompson appeals from the district court’s judgments of sentence for murder in the first degree and animal abuse. He argues the district court erred by allowing into evidence hearsay testimony of two witnesses of statements made by the victim, one of which was allegedly made three months before her death, and statements were not relevant to any legitimate issues in dispute.



State of Iowa


Christopher William Thompson

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 13, 2022 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 18, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Sarah Crane, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J. (11 pages)

            Christopher Thompson appeals his conviction for first-degree murder, asserting the trial court erred in admitting hearsay statements made by the deceased.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court did not err in determining the hearsay was admissible under Iowa Rule of Evidence 5.803(3), we affirm.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jul 21, 2022
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