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Case No. 18-0049

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State of Iowa
Shawn Howard Lurkens


State of Iowa


Shawn Howard Lurkens

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Cory J. Goldensoph

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 26, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Russell G. Keast and Angeline M. Wilson, District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            Shawn Lurkens appeals after pleading guilty to domestic abuse assault claiming his plea counsel was ineffective in allowing him to plead guilty because there was no factual basis for the plea.  OPINION HOLDS: Because there was a factual basis for the defendant’s guilty plea, we affirm the conviction.

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