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Case No. 17-1015

Jacque Dukes
State of Iowa


Jacque Dukes


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Angela Campbell

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 05, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, George L. Stigler, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J.  (11 pages)

            Jacque Dukes appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He asserts trial counsel was ineffective (1) in failing to challenge the guilty verdicts for first-degree robbery and willful injury and the applicable jury instructions based on joint criminal conduct, (2) in failing to challenge the jury instructions on assault and the corroboration necessary to convict on accomplice testimony, (3) in introducing Dukes’s criminal history, and (4) in failing to strike a juror who was related by marriage to the prosecutor.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Dukes failed to prove trial counsel breached an essential duty resulting in prejudice, we affirm.

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