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Case No. 19-1102

Wendell Harrington
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Wendell Harrington

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Erin M. Carr

Attorneys for Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1102
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph Seidlin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Wendell Harrington appeals the summary disposition of this postconviction-relief (PCR) action.  OPINION HOLDS: (1) The relation-back doctrine recognized in Allison v. State, 914 N.W.2d 866, 891 (Iowa 2018), does not apply to third or subsequent PCR applications.  (2) Harrington failed to establish a genuine issue of material fact as to his claim of actual innocence.

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