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Case No. 19-1364

Timothy Dale Brownlee
State of Iowa


Timothy Dale Brownlee


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Fred Stiefel

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee (North) County, Mark Kruse, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (11 pages)

            Applicant appeals from the district court denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  However, he does not contest the PCR ruling by the district court.  Instead, he raises two brand new issues never before addressed by the district court in either the criminal case or the PCR.  He frames the two new grounds for appeal within the ineffective-assistance-of-counsel rubric.  OPINION HOLDS: We review the claims de novo.  We determine we are able to decide these new ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims on appeal, find them to be without merit, and affirm the district court ruling denying his PCR application.

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