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Case No. 17-1425

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Mario Guerrero-Cordero
State of Iowa


Mario Guerrero-Cordero


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Charles J. Kenville

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle P. Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie K. Vaudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (8 pages)

           Mario Guerrero Cordero appeals the district court’s denial of his application for postconviction relief. He argues his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to adequately investigate the possibility of using an expert witness to support an intoxication defense.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude trial counsel diligently pursued an intoxication defense. We affirm the denial of Guerrero Cordero’s application for postconviction relief.

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