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Case No. 19-0793

Eddie Charles Risdal
State of Iowa


Eddie Charles Risdal


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Richard R. Hollis

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Angela L. Doyle, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Eddie Risdal appeals the district court’s dismissal of his application for postconviction relief, contending “the district court erred by rejecting [his claims] on procedural grounds” and postconviction counsel was ineffective in failing to recast his claims as constitutional issues.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the dismissal of Risdal’s 2018 postconviction-relief application.

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