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Case No. 17-1680

Undray Jermaine Reed
State of Iowa


Undray Jermaine Reed


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Agnes G. Warutere

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J. (5 pages)

            Undray Jermaine Reed appeals the district court’s denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He claims his trial counsel was ineffective by not objecting to the prosecutor’s questioning on cross-examination of Reed’s prior criminal convictions of theft, burglary, and a “felony.”  OPINION HOLDS: Reed did not prove the district court would have excluded evidence of the felony if his counsel had objected, and use of the felony for impeachment did not result in prejudice.  Additionally, Iowa has long recognized theft and burglary are crimes of dishonesty and admissible for impeachment.

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