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Case No. 21-0316

Esteban Velazquez-Ramirez
State of Iowa


Esteban Velazquez-Ramirez


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Priscilla E. Forsyth

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Zachary Hindman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (6 pages)

            Esteban Velazquez-Ramirez appeals the dismissal of his second application for postconviction relief (PCR).  OPINION HOLDS: (1) State v. Jonas, 904 N.W.2d 566 (Iowa 2017), does not apply retroactively; (2) Allison v. State, 914 N.W.2d 866, 891 (Iowa 2018), does not qualify as a “new ground of . . . law” for purposes Iowa Code section 822.3 (2018); and (3) Allison only applies to second PCR actions filed promptly after the conclusion of the first PCR action. 

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