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Case No. 22-0858

Kenneth Raphael Moore
State of Iowa


Kenneth Raphael Moore


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Karmen R. Anderson

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph Seidlin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Ahlers and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (8 pages)

            Kenneth Raphael Moore appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, contending plea counsel were constitutionally ineffective, thus entitling him to a new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Moore failed to prove either a breach of essential duty or the requisite prejudice, his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims fail.  We affirm.

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