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Case No. 21-1594

State of Iowa
Dagger Le Erdman

Dagger Erdman seeks further review of the court of appeals’ opinion affirming the order granting the appellee’s petition for waiver of the juvenile court’s jurisdiction.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Dagger Le Erdman

Attorney for the Resister

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Applicant

Denise M. Gonyea

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 13, 2023 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 13, 2023

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 08, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Washington County, Daniel P. Kitchen, District Associate Judge, and Myron L. Gookin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  Partial Dissent by Tabor, P.J.  (10 pages)

            Dagger Erdman appeals his conviction for second-degree sexual abuse.  OPINION HOLDS: I. The juvenile court properly exercised its discretion in waiving its jurisdiction over Erdman to allow him to be tried as an adult.  II. Substantial evidence supports Erdman’s conviction.  PARTIAL DISSENT ASSERTS: I agree with the majority’s analysis of the sufficiency of the evidence.  But the State failed to meet its burden to show there were no reasonable prospects for rehabilitation if the juvenile court retained jurisdiction.  So I would reverse the juvenile court’s waiver order.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Apr 26, 2023
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