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Case No. 21-1255

Dijonis D. Burkett Brown
State of Iowa


Dijonis D. Burkett Brown


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Daniel A. Dlouhy

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 11, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (5 pages)

            Dijonis Burkett Brown appeals from the dismissal of his postconviction-relief application.  He claims the dismissal, based on his counsel’s failure to appear at trial, amounts to structural error.  OPINION HOLDS: Structural error occurred, requiring the district court’s dismissal to be reversed and remanded. 

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