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Case No. 18-1153

Arnold D. Grice
State of Iowa


Arnold D. Grice


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Zeke R. McCartney

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 19, 2019

            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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