The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the domestic abuse conviction of a Webster City man, but has changed the terms of his punishment which had barred him from entering Webster City. Bounh Khamjoi pleaded guilty to threatening the mother of his three children with a loaded rifle last summer. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but that sentence was later changed and he was put on probation and ordered to move out of state. But the terms of that probation were changed again, and he was ordered to stay out of Webster City to enforce a no-contact order with the woman who is the mother of his kids. Khamjoi’s lawyers argued the restriction was an unconstitutional infringement on his fundamental right to travel, and the Court of Appeals has agreed. The Court called it “unduly restrictive” since Webster City has been his home, it’s where a brother and other family members live, and it’s where he has worked.
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