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Case No. 17-0877

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Justin Willis Swan
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Justin Willis Swan

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Thomas M. McIntee

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0877
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica Wittig, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (11 pages)

            Justin Swan appeals the dismissal of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find the trial court substantially complied with Iowa Code section 822.7 (2010), Swan’s mandatory minimum sentence does not amount to cruel and unusual punishment, and Swan’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel fail.

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