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Case No. 18-1370

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Eddie Adams
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Eddie Adams

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Joey T. Hoover

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1370
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Thomas A. Bitter, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (7 pages)

            Eddie Adams appeals from an order denying him postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: Adams has not shown his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to have his DNA expert independently test the evidence when he never claimed additional testing would have changed the outcome of trial and the record does not support his claim of spoliation.  Nor has Adams shown his PCR counsel was ineffective by failing to move for an expanded ruling on the legality of an Allen charge when the record does not show the court gave the jury an Allen instruction. 

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