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Case No. 21-0031

Matthew Duane McGuire
State of Iowa


Matthew Duane McGuire


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Michael J. Jacobsma

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Roger L. Sailer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (10 pages)

            Matthew McGuire appeals following the district court’s grant of summary disposition on his fourth application for postconviction relief.  He argues he “is entitled to a hearing to determine if the life without parole sentence upon him is grossly disproportionate to the crime he committed and is, thus, cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution thereby making his sentence illegal,” a claim he raises for the first time on appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the entry of summary disposition on McGuire’s application for postconviction relief, and we reject his challenge to his sentence as illegal.

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