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Case No. 21-1636

Nyerere Dezhay Waller
State of Iowa


Nyerere Dezhay Waller


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Emily DeRonde

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 05, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Randy V. Hefner, Judge. AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Tabor, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (5 pages)

            Waller appeals the denial of his postconviction-relief application, alleging plea counsel provided ineffective assistance when counsel failed to advise him of potential defenses to kidnapping, allowed him to plead guilty where there was no factual basis for second-degree kidnapping, failed to file an appeal, and did not request any sentence other than prison.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court Waller failed to prove counsel breached any duty in representing him and his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim thus fails. 

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