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Case No. 18-0680

State of Iowa
v.
Kelvin D. Willform

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Kelvin D. Willform

Attorneys for Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Steven E. Goodlow

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0680
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Mark E. Kruse, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (2 pages)

            Kelvin Willform appeals his convictions for domestic abuse assault by strangulation causing bodily injury and false imprisonment.  He asserts his counsel was ineffective for failing to move for a competency hearing and for failing to call his parole officer as a witness.  OPINION HOLDS: On this record, we affirm Willform’s convictions but preserve his ineffective-assistance claims for possible postconviction relief so a complete record may be developed and to afford trial counsel an opportunity to respond to the claims.

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