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Case No. 21-0817

Michael Alexander Lajeunesse
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Michael Alexander Lajeunesse

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Michael Lajeunesse, self-represented

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0817
Date Published:
May 25, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott D. Rosenberg, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (10 pages)

            Michael Lajeunesse appeals the dismissal of his second application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He argues the court erred in finding his claims of ineffective assistance of criminal trial counsel were procedurally barred by Iowa Code section 822.8 (2019).  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the claims Lajeunesse pinpoints in this appeal were procedurally barred.  We affirm the dismissal of Lajeunesse’s second PCR application.     

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