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Case No. 19-0246

State of Iowa
v.
Michael T. Ferguson

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Michael T. Ferguson

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0246
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020
Summary

            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  On appeal, he argues his plea should be withdrawn because (1) the plea was not voluntary and knowing and (2) he is actually innocent.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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