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Case No. 18-0686

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Leon Juan Zacharias
State of Iowa


Leon Juan Zacharias


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Dan Vondra

Attorneys for Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 07, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Muscatine County, Joel W. Barrows, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Bower, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (8 pages)

            Leon Juan Zacarias appeals the dismissal of his application for postconviction relief.  He claims the district court erred in its credibility determination and his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court did not abuse its discretion in its credibility findings and Zacarias did not establish by a preponderance of evidence that trial counsel breached a duty to him.  We affirm.

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