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Case No. 18-0208

State of Iowa
Tait Otis Purk


State of Iowa


Tait Otis Purk

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for the Appellant

Bradley M. Bender, Assistant Appellate Defender
Jesse Linebaugh, Mitch G. Nass (until withdrawal), Daryna Ternavska, and Monika Sehic, amicus curiae Innocence Project of Iowa

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Tama County, Ian K. Thornhill, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J. (18 pages)

            Tait Purk appeals his conviction and sentence for second-degree murder following a bench trial.  He raises numerous claims, including many ineffective-assistance claims.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm his conviction and sentence.  And we preserve all but one of his ineffective-assistance claims for future postconviction proceedings.

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