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Case No. 18-0916

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State of Iowa
Taner Vongsengeth Mann


State of Iowa


Taner Vongsengeth Mann

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Angela Campbell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  Special Concurrence by Potterfield, P.J.  (15 pages)

            Taner Mann appeals his convictions for five offenses, challenging the district court’s conclusion he was restored to competency and able to stand trial and submit a plea.  OPINION HOLDS: On our independent review of the record, we conclude Mann failed to show he remained incompetent to stand trial or plead.  SPECIAL CONCURRENCE ASSERTS:  I believe the better course of action would be to preserve Mann’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel for possible future postconviction relief;  I disagree with the majority’s position that the record is adequate to decide the issue of the adequacy of proof supporting the ruling on restoration of competency.

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