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Case No. 18-1342

State of Iowa
Wesley Vincent Swanson


State of Iowa


Wesley Vincent Swanson

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Bradley M. Bender, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dickinson County, Nancy L. Whittenburg, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J. (11 pages)

            Wesley Swanson appeals his convictions of third-degree burglary and second-degree theft, following a jury trial.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review of the record, we agree with the district court’s ruling overruling Swanson’s motion to evaluate and determine Swanson’s competency to stand trial, and we find Swanson failed to establish his trial counsel was ineffective.  We also conclude substantial evidence supports Swanson’s challenged convictions and the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Swanson’s motion for a new trial.  So we affirm Swanson’s challenged convictions in all respects.

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