A Defendant’s sentence has been reversed and remanded by the Iowa Court of Appeals. When sentencing for willful injury causing bodily injury, the judge referenced that the Defendant “almost killed” the victim. However, the Defendant never admitted that was his intent nor was there evidence such was the case. The court de facto sentenced the Defendant to a more serious charge of willful injury causing serious injury, to which the Defendant did not plead guilty. Hence, the case was remanded for sentencing in front of a different judge.

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