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Case No. 18-0630

State of Iowa
Robin Ray Keith


State of Iowa


Robin Ray Keith

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jeffrey M. Lipman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lucas County, Patrick W. Greenwood, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (2 pages)

            Robin Keith appeals following pleas of guilty to a number of charges, contending trial counsel was ineffective and the court erred in accepting his plea.  He asserts the “strong and unfamiliar psychological medication” he was taking interfered with his cognitive abilities and prevented him from understanding his rights and the consequences of entering a guilty plea.  OPINION HOLDS: The record before us is not adequate to explore this ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim and we preserve the claim for possible postconviction-relief proceedings. 

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