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Case No. 19-1023

Demarkus Wayne Ruckman
State of Iowa


Demarkus Wayne Ruckman


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

William P. Baresel

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 03, 2021

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (8 pages)

            Demarkus Ruckman appeals the denial of his second application for postconviction relief, claiming ineffective assistance of trial counsel and PCR counsel for failing to challenge aspects of his guilty plea and plea colloquy.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Ruckman fails to demonstrate he was prejudiced by any alleged error of trial or PCR counsel, we affirm denial of his second application for PCR.

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