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Convicted Murderer Files Appeal

Posted: Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 6:28 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

James Dean Blum

James Dean Blum’s request for an appeal has been denied by the Iowa Supreme Court. The request was filed in January, with Blum appealing his conviction and sentence for murder in the second degree in the death of his wife, Patricia, in 2010. According to the court of appeals, Blum claims his trial counsel was ineffective and failed to identify where or how the State’s evidence was insufficient. The court did not rule in his favor.