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Case No. 17-0885

Paul Henry Cannon
State of Iowa


Paul Henry Cannon


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric D. Tindal

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            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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