Iowa City landlord wants new trial in peeping case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City landlord convicted of spying on tenants through peepholes wants a new trial.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/1hwO0Rl ) 64-year-old Elwyn Miller filed a motion for a new trial Tuesday. He also requested to arrest judgment, which would postpone his conviction if a new trial is approved.

Judge Stephen Gerard on Dec. 31 found Miller guilty of six counts of invasion of privacy. Gerard concluded Miller was looking for sexual gratification when he spied on female tenants through hidden peepholes. He was arrested in October 2012.

Defense attorney Mark Brown says the state didn’t provide sufficient evidence to sustain a conviction. Assistant County Attorney Anne Lahey says the state will file a resistance to the motion for a new trial.

Miller is scheduled to be sentenced in February.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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