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Case No. 18-1153

Arnold D. Grice
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Arnold D. Grice

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Zeke R. McCartney

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1153
Date Published:
Jun 19, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark R. Lawson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., May, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (3 pages)

            Arnold Grice appeals from the denial of his second application for postconviction relief following his 2007 convictions. Grice raises three issues that he raised to the second PCR court: that his first PCR counsel was ineffective in failing to raise the issues his trial counsel was ineffective (1) for not adequately explaining the strength of the evidence against him, which led him to reject a favorable plea agreement, and (2) for not raising a conflict-of-interest issue, and (3) trial counsel was ineffective for failing to further investigate the DNA evidence against him.  OPINION HOLDS: Having considered each of Grice’s claims, we affirm the PCR court’s denial of Grice’s claims without further opinion. 

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