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Case No. 17-2058

Lonny Otto Bathen
State of Iowa


Lonny Otto Bathen


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Christopher Kragnes Sr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, Bradley J. Harris, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (5 pages)

            Lonny Bathen appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS:  Bathen has failed to demonstrate his trial counsel breached essential duties in a way that prejudiced him either individually or cumulatively.  Bathen must raise his claims of ineffective assistance of postconviction-relief counsel in a second application for postconviction relief that is promptly filed following this appeal.

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