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Case No. 20-1537

Ramon Demetrius Harper
State of Iowa


Ramon Demetrius Harper


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Gina Messamer

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 13, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Bradley J. Harris, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (23 pages)

            Ramon Harper appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  He seeks a new trial on the grounds that (1) his trial counsel was ineffective, (2) he was deprived of his constitutional right to control his own defense, (3) his right to a jury drawn from a fair cross-section of the community was violated, and (4) the State engaged in purposeful racial discrimination in jury selection.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no grounds for reversal, we affirm. 

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