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Case No. 21-0791

Gary Charles Wood, Jr.
State of Iowa


Gary Charles Wood, Jr.


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Heidi Miller

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 21, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Sarah Crane, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (5 pages)

            Gary Wood appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He seeks relief from his guilty plea to domestic abuse assault, second offense.  In this PCR appeal, he argues he is actually innocent of the charge.  OPINION HOLDS: Given the issues with the victim’s recantations, Wood has not provided clear and convincing evidence no reasonable factfinder would convict him of domestic abuse assault considering all of the evidence.  We affirm the denial of his PCR application.

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