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Case No. 19-1035

Larry Alan Babcock
State of Iowa


Larry Alan Babcock


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Shawn C. McCullough

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Jason D. Besler, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (11 pages)

            Larry Babcock appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief following his conviction of murder in the second degree.  OPINION HOLDS: Babcock has failed to prove that trial counsel failed to perform an essential duty or that he suffered constitutional prejudice because counsel did not obtain the services of experts in forensic pathology or forensic entomology.

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