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Case No. 20-0148

State of Iowa
Bryan Holmes


State of Iowa


Bryan Holmes

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Maria Ruhtenberg, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 22, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, DeDra Schroeder, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J. (3 pages)

            Bryan Holmes appeals his third-degree sexual-abuse convictions, claiming ineffective assistance of trial counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Holmes appealed after the statutory amendment eliminating a defendant’s ability to pursue a claim of ineffective assistance on direct appeal took effect, we are without jurisdiction to consider the appeal.

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