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Case No. 17-0696

Muhammad Y. Hameed
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Muhammad Y. Hameed

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Nathan Legue

Attorneys for Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0696
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Thomas G. Reidel, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Mullins, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Muhammad Hameed appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR), contending his criminal trial counsel was ineffective in (1) failing to pursue missing surveillance video from the club, (2) failing to call several defense witnesses, (3) failing to develop expert testimony regarding the complaining witness’s intoxication, (4) failing to properly emphasize the evidence controverting the complaining witness’s testimony that she had never returned to the club after the sex act in March 2011, and (5) failing to explore Hameed’s claims of retaliatory prosecution.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we agree with the PCR court’s findings, which are supported by the record, and its reasonable conclusions.  Hameed has failed to establish trial counsel was ineffective.

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