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Case No. 18-0112

Joshua David Mitchell
State of Iowa


Joshua David Mitchell


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

John L. Thompson

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Paul D. Miller, Chad A. Kepros, and Lars G. Anderson, Judges.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J., J.  (5 pages)

            Joshua Mitchell appeals from the denial of his motion to reinstate his second postconviction-relief (PCR) application, asserting PCR counsel was ineffective.  OPINION HOLDS: Because our confidence in the outcome has been undermined by the alleged shortcomings of Mitchell’s PCR counsel, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.

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