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Case No. 19-1815

Brandon Brown
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Brandon Brown

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Mark C. Meyer

Attorneys for Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1815
Date Published:
Apr 28, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Lars Anderson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (21 pages)

            Brandon Brown appeals the dismissal of his postconviction relief (PCR) action.  Brown argues the PCR court erred in failing to grant relief based on ineffective assistance of trial counsel.  Brown also raises three claims of ineffective assistance of PCR counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: (1) The PCR court did not err in declining to grant relief.  (2) Brown is not entitled to relief as to two of his three claims of ineffective assistance of PCR counsel.  (3) The record is not sufficiently developed to evaluate Brown’s final claim of ineffective assistance of PCR counsel.  (4) Brown is not entitled to remand.  Rather, we preserve Brown’s final claim of ineffective assistance of PCR counsel for possible future litigation.

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