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Case No. 19-1966

Kenneth Osborne Ary
State of Iowa


Kenneth Osborne Ary


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Kevin Hobbs

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Heather Lauber, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (8 pages)

            Ary appeals the denial of his postconviction-relief (PCR) application.  He argues he was provided ineffective assistance of counsel based on his trial counsel’s failure to complete discovery and trial counsel’s handling of jury voire dire.  OPINION HOLDS: Ary has not shown prejudice resulted from trial counsel’s failure to complete discovery.  He also did not meet his burden to prove ineffective assistance of counsel with respect to the jury-selection allegations.  Thus, we affirm the denial of Ary’s PCR application. 

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