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Case No. 19-0654

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Arthur J. Rutledge
State of Iowa


Arthur J. Rutledge


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Jeffrey L. Larson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            Arthur Rutledge challenges the district court’s finding that his application for postconviction relief (PCR) based on a claim of actual innocence was time-barred.  OPINION HOLDS: Rutledge provided no evidence that would suggest he was prevented from having the DNA tested prior to his guilty plea or, at the very least, within the three-year period after his convictions.  Therefore, his PCR application is time-barred.

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