Iowa High Court to Hear Appeal in 2009 Delaware Co. Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to hear the appeal of a northeastern Iowa man convicted of shooting his former girlfriend.

The court has scheduled oral arguments Thursday afternoon in the case of Robert Krogmann, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2009 for attempted murder and willful injury in the shooting of 49-year-old Jean Smith.

She was shot in her stomach, arm and spine in March 2009 at her home south of Dundee. A Dubuque County jury found Krogmann guilty.

Krogmann is arguing that a judge did not have the authority to freeze his assets during the case, which limited his use of them in preparing his defense. He's also arguing that a prosecutor erred when he began cross-examining him by asking, "Have you shot anybody today?"
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