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Case No. 19-0457

State of Iowa
Rudy Chase Stroud


State of Iowa


Rudy Chase Stroud

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shawn C. McCullough

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Ian K. Thornhill, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (6 pages)

            Rudy Stroud appeals his criminal convictions arguing his counsel was ineffective in failing to object to a jury instruction as an incorrect statement of the law.  OPINION HOLDS: We find counsel breached an essential duty in failing to object, but Stroud suffered no prejudice, and counsel was therefore not ineffective.  We affirm Stroud’s convictions.

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