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Case No. 17-0885

Paul Henry Cannon
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Paul Henry Cannon

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Eric D. Tindal

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0885
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Stuart P. Werling, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Potterfield, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (6 pages)

            Paul Cannon appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He argues his PCR counsel was ineffective for failing to obtain an expert opinion on his competency and for failing to challenge the procedure used during the competency determination.  OPINION HOLDS: We find his PCR counsel did not commit structural error and the procedure during the competency determination complied with due process.  Therefore, we affirm.

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