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Case No. 17-0806

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Joe Louis Byrd
State of Iowa


Joe Louis Byrd


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Clemens A. Erdahl

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 26, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., Tabor, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (12 pages)

            Joe Byrd appeals the district court decision denying his request for postconviction relief from his conviction of first-degree robbery.  OPINION HOLDS: Byrd has not shown he received ineffective assistance based on his claims defense counsel failed to: (1) file a motion to suppress, (2) impeach the testimony of a witness, (3) object to prosecutorial misconduct, (4) claim the State concealed exculpatory evidence, and (5) address the issue of juror misconduct.  We conclude Byrd has not shown he received ineffective assistance, whether the claims are considered individually or cumulatively.  We affirm the district court’s decision denying his request for postconviction relief.

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