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Case No. 19-0686

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State of Iowa
v.
Jacob Antero Trujillo

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Jacob Antero Trujillo

Attorneys for Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Scott M. Wadding

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0686
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mary E. Howes and Joel W. Barrows, Judges.  CONVICTIONS VACATED IN PART, SENTENCE VACATED, AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (15 pages)

            Between April and December 2018, the State charged Jacob Trujillo with various offenses in four separate cases.  The State and Trujillo reached a global plea agreement.  And Trujillo pled guilty to six of the offenses.  He appeals arguing he received ineffective assistance of counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: We vacate two of Trujillo’s convictions due to lack of factual basis and remand for further proceedings.  If a factual basis cannot be shown below, the district court should vacate all convictions and set the parties back to the position they had before the plea agreement was entered.  We preserve Trujillo’s remaining claims for future postconviction-relief proceedings.

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