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Case No. 19-1335

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Bobby Eugene McGee
State of Iowa


Bobby Eugene McGee


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Gary Dickey

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Decatur County, Gregory A. Hulse, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (12 pages)

            Bobby McGee appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  McGee contends that trial counsel was ineffective in failing to investigate his mental-health condition and competency to stand trial prior to his guilty plea.  OPINION HOLDS: Like the district court, we conclude counsel did not breach an essential duty.  McGee has also failed to show prejudice.  The district court was right to deny relief.

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