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Case No. 17-1277

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Shawn Deshay Hoosman
State of Iowa


Shawn Deshay Hoosman


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Thomas A. Hurd

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle P. Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., McDonald, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J. (7 pages)

           Shawn Hoosman appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He maintains his PCR counsel committed structural error and asks that we remand for a new trial of his PCR application.  OPINION HOLDS: As trial counsel’s testimony could have no effect on most, if not all, of Hoosman’s PCR claims, we cannot conclude the failure to call trial counsel amounted to a structural error.  We affirm.

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