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Case No. 21-0482

John Franklin Deering
State of Iowa


John Franklin Deering


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Erin M. Carr

Attorney for the Appellee

Benjamin Parrott, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (4 pages)

            John Deering appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief following his convictions of first-degree kidnapping, attempt to commit murder, and willful injury.  Deering asserts “the State did not prove the victim suffered the admitted serious injury as a consequence of the kidnapping,” and in his view, his trial attorneys were “ineffective” in “failing to move for judgment of acquittal” on this basis.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the court’s denial of the postconviction-relief application.

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