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Case No. 18-1191

State of Iowa
Rodney Lewis Cockhren


State of Iowa


Rodney Lewis Cockhren

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 01, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J. (6 pages)

            Rodney Cockhren appeals his conviction and sentence after he entered into an Alford plea for second-degree burglary.  He claims his counsel was ineffective for allowing him to enter into the Alford plea despite a lack of factual basis for the plea.  OPINION HOLDS: We find Cockhren may not rely on the additional minutes of evidence filed after he appealed and his counsel was not ineffective.

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