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Case No. 20-0384

Joseph William Rendon
State of Iowa


Joseph William Rendon


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Alexander Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David Nelmark, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Vogel and Mullins, S.J.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (9 pages)

            Joseph Rendon appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: We reject Rendon’s claims that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to present an alibi witness or for failing to further impeach the State’s witnesses.  We also find no cumulative prejudice resulted from these claims of ineffective assistance.

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