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Case No. 21-1647

State of Iowa
v.
Lloyd B. Morrison

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Lloyd B. Morrison

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1647
Date Published:
Oct 05, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, John D. Telleen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Tabor, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  (6 pages)

            Lloyd Morrison appeals his conviction following his guilty plea to assault with intent to commit sexual abuse causing bodily injury.  He argues the district court should have, sua sponte, ordered a pre-sentencing competency evaluation and the court’s failure to do so violated his right to due process.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, and after applying applicable factors, we find no specific facts about Morrison's competence that required the court to order a hearing on its own motion under Iowa Code section 812.3 (2020).  Morrison is entitled to no relief in this appeal.  Thus, we affirm his conviction and sentence.

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