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Case No. 21-1854

State of Iowa
Jayme Powell



State of Iowa


Jayme Powell

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 24, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Monona County, Roger L. Sailer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Badding, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Badding, J. (9 pages)

            Jayme Powell appeals his convictions, claiming (1) “defense counsel had a conflict of interest between being paid for his services and his effective representation”; and (2) the court abused its discretion in denying a mistrial after counsel “clearly informed the court he was providing ineffective representation to his client.” OPINION HOLDS: Because Powell failed to show the alleged conflict adversely affected his attorney’s performance, we reject his conflict-of-interest claim.  And we find no abuse of discretion in the court’s denial of his motion for mistrial.  We accordingly affirm Powell’s convictions.

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