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Case No. 17-0839

Colby Ray Puckett
State of Iowa


Colby Ray Puckett


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Marti D. Nerenstone

Attorney for the Appellee

Kevin Cmelik, Israel Kodiaga, and Kelli Huser (until her withdrawal), Assistant Attorneys General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mills County, James M. Richardson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J.  (10 pages)

            Colby Puckett appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Puckett’s plea was knowingly and voluntarily entered, and he has failed meet his burden to show plea counsel was ineffective, the district court did not err in denying his application. 

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