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Man who shot Dubuque cop to be sentenced for third time

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A man convicted of shooting a Dubuque police officer during a 2009 robbery is being sentenced for a third time.

Eddie Chest and his son, Eddie Adams, were convicted for the 2009 robbery of Knickers Saloon which led to the shooting of Lieutenant Scott Baxter.

Adams was convicted of assault, first degree robbery, unauthorized possession of offensive weapons and receiving, transporting or possessing firearms as a felon. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Chest entered into a plea agreement. The agreement was Chest would plead guilty to attempted murder and first degree robbery in exchange for the county attorney dropping two weapons charges and recommending the sentences be served concurrently instead of consecutively.

In the first sentencing, the Iowa Court of Appeals says the assistant county attorney reluctantly recommended concurrent 25-year sentences and made contradictory statements regarding the plea agreement. The judge sentenced Chest to consecutive 25-year sentences.

They appealed and the Iowa Court of Appeals said Chest deserved to be re-sentenced.

In the second sentencing hearing, in front of the same judge, the Iowa Court of Appeals says the assistant county attorney did not recommend the court follow the plea agreement and did not recommend the bargained for sentence.

Now, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered him to be sentenced for a third time, this time in front of a different judge and has directed the assistant county attorney to make a "meaningful recommendation" consistent with the plea agreement.

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