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Case No. 18-0006

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Miranda Petithory-Metcalf
State of Iowa


Miranda Petithory-Metcalf


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Gordon E. Allen

Attorneys for Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, 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, William P. Kelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J. (7 pages)

           Miranda Petithory-Metcalf (Petithory) appeals the district court decision denying her application for postconviction relief from her conviction for second-degree murder.  OPINION HOLDS:  We conclude Petithory has not shown she received ineffective assistance due to defense counsel’s strategic decision to withdraw the motion to suppress a videotape.  We affirm the district court’s decision denying Petithory’s application for postconviction relief.

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