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Case No. 19-1335

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Bobby Eugene McGee
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Bobby Eugene McGee

Appellee

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:
19-1335
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020
Summary

            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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