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Case No. 19-0331

Joel Smitherman
State of Iowa


Joel Smitherman


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Jessica Maffitt

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hardin County, James A. McGlynn, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (7 pages)

            Joel Smitherman appeals the district court’s dismissal of his fourth application for postconviction relief (PCR).  OPINION HOLDS: Smitherman is not entitled to relief under Allison v. State, 914 N.W.2d 866, 891 (Iowa 2018).  Also, he has not shown he received ineffective assistance from his PCR counsel in this case.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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