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Case No. 19-1440

Jordan Scott Johnson
State of Iowa


Jordan Scott Johnson


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Fred Stiefel

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Rustin Davenport, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (10 pages)

             Johnson appeals the denial of his third application for postconviction-relief, claiming he received ineffective assistance of counsel when his trial attorney failed to object to portions of the prosecutor’s cross-examination of the defense expert psychiatrist.  The State provides as an alternative ground to affirm the PCR court’s denial of Johnson’s PCR application that Johnson’s claim regarding the cross-examination of the defense psychiatrist was time-barred.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court should have dismissed the entirety of Johnson’s third PCR application as time-barred. 

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