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Case No. 18-2001

Warren Purvis
State of Iowa


Warren Purvis


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Travis M. Armbrust

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Colleen Weiland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (9 pages)

            Warren Purvis appeals from the dismissal of his application for postconviction relief following his convictions of sexual abuse in the first degree, willful injury resulting in serious injury, and domestic abuse assault impeding breathing or circulation of blood causing bodily injury.  OPINION HOLDS: Purvis has failed to prove that trial counsel failed to perform an essential duty or that Purvis suffered constitutional prejudice because (1) counsel did not obtain the services of an expert and (2) counsel declined to strike a juror who knew the victim.

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