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Case No. 20-1257

Keith Walker
State of Iowa


Keith Walker


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

William Ray Monroe

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel J. Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 21, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, George L. Stigler, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (4 pages)

            Keith Walker appeals the denial of his application for post-conviction relief.  He alleges newly discovered evidence provides an exception to the Iowa Code section 822.3 (2019) bar on his claims.  He also asks us to apply State v. Plain, 898 N.W.2d 801, 826 (Iowa 2017), retroactively.  OPINION HOLDS: Walker failed to present newly discovered evidence.  Accordingly, his claims are barred by section 822.3.  Further, we cannot apply Plain retroactively.  We affirm. 

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