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Case No. 18-0616

State of Iowa
Keith William Davis, Jr.


State of Iowa


Keith William Davis, Jr.

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica Zrinyi Wittig, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J. (10 pages)

            Keith Davis Jr. appeals his conviction of one count of sexual abuse in the third degree, following a jury trial.  On appeal, he contends his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to: (1) move for a dismissal on speedy-trial-violation grounds and (2) request jury instructions regarding contradictory statements by the complaining witness.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no violation of Davis’s right to a speedy trial and Davis was not prejudiced by counsel’s failure to request a specific instruction on inconsistent statements.  We therefore deny both of Davis’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and affirm his conviction.

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