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Case No. 17-0668

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State of Iowa
Jeffrey Ure Murdock


State of Iowa


Jeffrey Ure Murdock

Attorney for the Appellee

Kelli A. Huser, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Mark C. Smith, State Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (5 pages)

           Jeffrey Murdock appeals his conviction following his guilty plea for failure to comply with sex offender registry requirements, second or subsequent offense, in violation of Iowa Code sections 692A.104 and 692A.111 (2016).  He contends his trial counsel was ineffective in allowing him to plead guilty when there was no factual basis for the plea.  The State asserts the record establishes a factual basis.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we agree the record contains a factual basis for Murdock’s guilty plea, we affirm.

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