Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 21-0974

Yarvon N. Russell
State of Iowa



Yarvon N. Russell


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Nicholas J. Einwalter

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 07, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeff Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (8 pages)

            Yarvon Russell appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, alleging three claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel, as well as a claim of actual innocence.  OPINION HOLDS: I. Two of Russell’s ineffective-assistance claims are too speculative to find prejudice.  Aggregating all three alleged errors does not lead us to find a reasonable probability that the result would have changed if counsel had performed differently.  II. Russell has not shown by clear and convincing evidence that no reasonable fact finder could convict him to establish his actual innocence.

© 2023 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.