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Case No. 17-1126

Tony Lewis Grider
State of Iowa


Tony Lewis Grider


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric W. Manning

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 24, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (13 pages)

           Tony Grider appeals the dismissal of his application for postconviction relief.  He argues his postconviction-relief counsel provided ineffective assistance in failing to ensure the district court addressed all of his claims, including claims his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find none of the claims the postconviction-relief court failed to explicitly address would have changed the outcome of Grider’s postconviction-relief application, Grider was not prejudiced by his counsel’s failure to file a rule 1.904 motion.  We find Grider's postconviction-relief counsel’s failure does not warrant relief and affirm the district court’s dismissal of his application for postconviction relief.  

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