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Case No. 18-1612

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Benaiah Mablin
State of Iowa


Benaiah Mablin


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellee

John J. Wolfe

Attorney for the Appellant

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, John D. Telleen, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Bower, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (25 pages)

            The State seeks reversal of the district court’s ruling granting postconviction relief (PCR) to Benaiah Mablin on the ground the court failed to properly analyze the ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we conclude Mablin has failed to prove the requisite prejudice, we reverse the district court and remand for dismissal of the PCR application. 

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