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Case No. 21-0817

Michael Alexander Lajeunesse
State of Iowa


Michael Alexander Lajeunesse


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Michael Lajeunesse, self-represented

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 25, 2022

            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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