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Case No. 17-0806

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Joe Louis Byrd
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Joe Louis Byrd

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Clemens A. Erdahl

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0806
Date Published:
Sep 26, 2018
Summary

            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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