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Case No. 18-2194

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Roger James Cheshire
State of Iowa


Roger James Cheshire


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Marc A. Elcock

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Schumacher, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (6 pages)

            Roger Cheshire appeals the district court decision denying his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS:  We conclude Cheshire has not shown he was prejudiced by defense counsel’s performance.  We find the district court properly rejected Cheshire’s claim of ineffective assistance of defense counsel.  We do not address Cheshire’s claim of ineffective assistance of postconviction counsel.

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