Iowa Court of Appeals Iowa Court of Appeals Overturns Pieper Conviction By Jason Parrott • Nov 9, 2017 The Iowa Court of Appeals has reversed the 2016 conviction of Michael Pieper. He was accused of misconduct in office while serving on the Green Bay Levee and Drainage District Board of Trustees. Iowa Court of Appeals Overturns Meth, Arson Convictions By Jason Parrott • Feb 12, 2016 The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered two convictions against a Burlington man be dismissed. The three judge panel described the evidence presented against Wilson Porter, Jr. as "purely circumstantial." Court Upholds Murder Conviction Against Burlington Man By Jason Parrott • Sep 20, 2015 A Burlington man will remain in prison after the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld his 2013 murder conviction. Chico Newman was charged with killing his wife, Crystal Newman, in their home in the early morning hours of Aug. 9, 2012. Appeal Denied for Fort Madison Fight Case By Jason Parrott • Jul 26, 2014 The Iowa Court of Appeals will not reverse the verdict against a man knocked unconscious during a fight outside a Fort Madison bar in February 2013. IA Supreme Court Denies Request By Jason Parrott • Sep 23, 2013 The appeals process has run out for a northeast Missouri man convicted of 1st Degree Murder in southeast Iowa last year.