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Case No. 19-1607

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Brandon Dewield Tate
State of Iowa


Brandon Dewield Tate


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Gerald J. Kucera

Attorneys for Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, George L. Stigler, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Brandon Tate appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, arguing his trial attorney was ineffective (1) “by advising [him] not to testify”; (2) for “failing to investigate”; and (3) for “failing to effectively impeach” the woman.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the postconviction court’s denial of Tate’s postconviction-relief application.

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