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Case No. 18-0014

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Duvalmetrise Brown
State of Iowa


Duvalmetrise Brown


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

R. Ben Stone

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William P. Kelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Duvalmetrise Brown appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, claiming his trial attorney was ineffective in failing to cross-examine and “the postconviction court erred in barring as irrelevant testimony needed to prove that the ineffectiveness of trial counsel was prejudicial.”  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Brown’s postconviction-relief application.

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