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Case No. 17-0382

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Michael Kelly
State of Iowa


Michael Kelly


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephen P. Dowil

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Bradley J. Harris, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., McDonald, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (10 pages)

           Michael Kelly appeals the dismissal of his third application for postconviction relief (PCR).  OPINION HOLDS: Kelly’s claim that he received an illegal sentence is a claim that can be brought at any time; thus, we reverse the PCR court’s dismissal of that claim and remand to the PCR court.  As for the rest of his third PCR application, Kelly has not established that any exception to the three-year statute of limitations applies, and we agree with the PCR court that it is time-barred and must be dismissed. 

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