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Case No. 17-1887

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State of Iowa
Misty Kaye Spooner


State of Iowa


Misty Kaye Spooner

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Shawn C. McCullough

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Brook K. Jacobsen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (3 pages)

            The defendant appeals from a conviction for assault causing bodily injury asserting her trial counsel was ineffective in cross-examining a key witness.  OPINION HOLDS: The record is inadequate to address the defendant’s claims.  We preserve the claim for postconviction-relief proceedings where trial counsel can explain their strategy and the defendant can develop evidence as to prejudice.  We affirm the conviction. 

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