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Case No. 18-1853

Telly Lawon Nix
State of Iowa


Telly Lawon Nix


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

John L. Thompson

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, George L. Stigler, Judge.  WRIT ANNULLED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (5 pages)

            Telly Nix appeals the district court’s denial of his application for postconviction relief, which we construe as a motion to correct an illegal sentence.  The proper form of review is by a petition for writ of certiorari.  We therefore treat Nix’s notice of appeal and appellate briefs as a petition for writ of certiorari, grant the writ, and proceed to the merits of his claims.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the district court correctly applied the law in this case.  We therefore annul the writ.

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