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Case No. 17-1500

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Darrell Lamar Thomas
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Darrell Lamar Thomas

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Sharon D. Hallstoos

Attorneys for Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1500
Date Published:
Dec 05, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Mark J. Smith, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J.  (3 pages)

            Darrell Lamar Thomas appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  Thomas raises a claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel not presented to the PCR court.  OPINION HOLDS: The new ineffective-assistance claim is not properly preserved for our review.  And Thomas has failed to establish PCR counsel was ineffective.

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