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Case No. 19-2021

John Schondelmeyer
State of Iowa


John Schondelmeyer


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Nicholas A. Sarcone

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mills County, Gregory W. Steensland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (17 pages)

            John Schondelmeyer appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, raising both due-process and ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Schondelmeyer’s counsel knew enough about the existence of potentially favorable evidence to take advantage of it before trial, we find no due process violation under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963).  We also find Schondelmeyer failed to show a reasonable probability that, but for his counsel’s alleged errors, the outcome of the trial would have been different.  Having found no constitutional violations, we affirm. 

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