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Case No. 19-0246

State of Iowa
Michael T. Ferguson


State of Iowa


Michael T. Ferguson

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Bethany J. Currie, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J. (5 pages)

            Michael Ferguson appeals the district court’s denial of his motion in arrest of judgment.  On appeal, he argues his plea should be withdrawn because (1) the plea was not voluntary and knowing and (2) he is actually innocent.  OPINION HOLDS: We find Ferguson’s plea was voluntary and knowing.  And we find Ferguson has not met his burden of proof on his actual-innocence claim.

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