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Case No. 18-2189

Michael Earl Hilson
State of Iowa


Michael Earl Hilson


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Gary Dickey

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Michael D. Huppert, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Michael Hilson appeals the district court’s dismissal of his application for postconviction relief, challenging the district court’s summary dismissal of his claim through a merits analysis of a newly discovered evidence claim rather than applying a ground-of-fact test to determine whether it was time barred.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Hilson’s application for postconviction relief.

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