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Case No. 19-1297

Samuel Medina-Gomez
State of Iowa


Samuel Medina-Gomez


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Raya D. Dimitrova

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, 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, Samantha J. Gronewald, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Samuel Medina Gomez appeals denial of his application for postconviction relief.  He claims his trial counsel was ineffective because she declined to call his two sisters as his character witnesses.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Medina Gomez failed to show he was prejudiced by counsel’s actions, we affirm. 

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