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Case No. 18-1858

State of Iowa
v.
Walter Louis Howard, Jr.

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Walter Louis Howard, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Sharon D. Hallstoos

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1858
Date Published:
Oct 09, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Henry W. Latham II and John Telleen, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (6 pages)

            Walter Howard Jr. appeals his guilty-plea conviction of third or subsequent domestic abuse assault, arguing his plea was unsupported by a factual basis and counsel was therefore ineffective in allowing him to plead guilty and thereafter failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment.  He also argues counsel was ineffective in failing to object to deficiencies in the plea colloquy in relation to said guilty plea and his guilty plea to a similar crime in another case arising out of a separate occurrence.  OPINION HOLDS: Having found counsel was not ineffective as alleged, we affirm Howard’s conviction and sentences.

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