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Case No. 19-1590

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Andreas C.K. Benford
State of Iowa


Andreas C.K. Benford


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Denise M. Gonyea

Attorney for the Appellee

John R. Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Randy V. Hefner, Judge.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (6 pages)

            Andreas Benford appeals the dismissal of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  OPINION HOLDS: Benford’s PCR action challenged the revocation of his release under Iowa Code section 903B.1 (2018).  But while Benford’s appeal was pending, the Iowa Board of Parole released him again.  We believe this makes the case moot.  And we decline to apply the public-importance exception.  We grant the State’s motion to dismiss.

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