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Case No. 21-0906

Dustin McDanel
State of Iowa


Dustin McDanel


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Shawn R. Showers, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Greer, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (6 pages)

            Dustin McDanel appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: Trial counsel did not breach an essential duty, so McDanel’s ineffective-assistance claim fails.

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