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Case No. 17-0877

Justin Willis Swan
State of Iowa


Justin Willis Swan


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Thomas M. McIntee

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica Wittig, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (11 pages)

            Justin Swan appeals the dismissal of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find the trial court substantially complied with Iowa Code section 822.7 (2010), Swan’s mandatory minimum sentence does not amount to cruel and unusual punishment, and Swan’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel fail.

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