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Case No. 18-2093

Michael Lothar Mayton
State of Iowa


Michael Lothar Mayton


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Chris Raker

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Michael J. Shubatt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (4 pages)

            Michael Mayton appeals the district court order denying his application for postconviction relief, arguing his trial counsel was ineffective by not giving an opening statement.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude Mayton has failed to prove his trial counsel was ineffective and affirm the district court order.

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