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Case No. 18-1625

Daniel Louis Hicks
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Daniel Louis Hicks

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Alfredo Parrish, Andrew Dunn, and Adam C. Witosky

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1625
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Brad McCall, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (9 pages)

            Daniel Hicks appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, asserting trial and appellate counsel were ineffective in failing to consult or retain a child-sexual-abuse expert, permitting witnesses to vouch for the child’s credibility, and failing to challenge prejudicial testimony and out-of-court statements.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Hicks failed prove that but for trial and appellate counsel’s asserted deficiencies in performance there is a reasonable probability that the result of the proceeding would have been different, we affirm the denial of his application for postconviction relief. 

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