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Case No. 19-0880

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State of Iowa
v.
Bree Deontez Wright

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Bree Deontez Wright

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Scott M. Wadding

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0880
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William P. Kelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (7 pages)

            Bree Wright pled guilty to third-degree sexual abuse.  On direct appeal, Wright contends that his trial counsel was ineffective in allowing him to plead guilty.  He claims his plea was not voluntary because he was not informed by the plea court of an element of the offense.  He also claims the record lacks a factual basis for the plea.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the record is insufficient to allow us to resolve Wright’s voluntariness claim, we preserve it for postconviction relief for a full development.  Because the record shows a factual basis for his plea, Wright has failed to establish his counsel was ineffective in this regard.

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