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Case No. 17-1680

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Undray Jermaine Reed
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Undray Jermaine Reed

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Agnes G. Warutere

Attorneys for Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1680
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018
Summary

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J. (5 pages)

            Undray Jermaine Reed appeals the district court’s denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He claims his trial counsel was ineffective by not objecting to the prosecutor’s questioning on cross-examination of Reed’s prior criminal convictions of theft, burglary, and a “felony.”  OPINION HOLDS: Reed did not prove the district court would have excluded evidence of the felony if his counsel had objected, and use of the felony for impeachment did not result in prejudice.  Additionally, Iowa has long recognized theft and burglary are crimes of dishonesty and admissible for impeachment.

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