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Case No. 19-1964

State of Iowa
Michael S. Heck


State of Iowa


Michael S. Heck

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Cathleen J. Siebrecht

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 06, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Boone County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (6 pages)

            Michael Shawn Heck appeals his conviction of assault causing bodily injury.  He contends substantial evidence does not support the conviction and his attorney was ineffective in failing to object to a jury instruction.  OPINION HOLDS: We find substantial evidence supports the verdict.  We are without authority to hear the ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim in this direct appeal.  We affirm.

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