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Case No. 18-0680

State of Iowa
Kelvin D. Willform


State of Iowa


Kelvin D. Willform

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Steven E. Goodlow

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            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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