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Case No. 20-0429

State of Iowa
Jorge Perez-Castillo


State of Iowa


Jorge Perez-Castillo

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum (until withdrawal) and Kevin Cmelik, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorney for the Appellant

Michael J. Jacobsma

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Coleman McAllister, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Schumacher, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  (5 pages)

            Jorge Perez-Castillo appeals the summary dismissal of his second application for postconviction relief.  OPNION HOLDS: The record establishes Perez-Castillo’s actual-innocence claim is not based on newly discovered evidence that could not have been discovered within the three-year time frame.  Without newly discovered evidence, Perez-Castillo’s actual-innocence claim fails as untimely.  Without an actual-innocence claim, his illegal sentence claim fails as well.  His PCR action was therefore time-barred by Iowa Code section 822.3 (2016).

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