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Man convicted of shooting Sioux City officer seeks acquittal

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A Sioux City man convicted earlier this month of attempted murder in the shooting of a police officer is asking a judge to acquit him.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2dVDlRk ) that Isaiah Mothershed has requested a judge overturn a jury verdict and acquit him of shooting Officer Ryan Moritz in the leg.

The 19-year-old Mothershed's request says there wasn't enough evidence at trial to convict him.

The judge will likely rule on the request at Mothershed's sentencing hearing on Nov. 15.

A Woodbury County jury found Mothershed guilty Oct. 7 of two counts of attempted murder and four counts of first-degree robbery.

Authorities say Mothershed pulled a gun from a couch while his hands were handcuffed behind his back on Feb. 7 and shot Moritz while being arrested.

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