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Case No. 19-1102

Wendell Harrington
State of Iowa


Wendell Harrington


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Erin M. Carr

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            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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