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Case No. 19-1837

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Anna Sothman
v.
State of Iowa

Anna Sothman seeks further review of the court of appeals decision affirming the denial of her application for postconviction relief. Sothman argues her trial counsel provided ineffective assistance of counsel when counsel misinformed her regarding parole eligibility, resulting in her plea not being knowing and voluntary.

County:
Marion

Applicant

Anna Sothman

Resister

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Applicant

Shellie L. Knipfer

Attorneys for Resister

Tyler J. Buller

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Oct 21, 2021 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1837
Date Published:
Dec 10, 2021
Date Amended:
Feb 15, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1837
Date Published:
Oct 21, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Michael K. Jacobsen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (7 pages)

            Anna Sothman appeals the denial of her application for postconviction relief.  Sothman claims her trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by providing incorrect and misleading information about her potential sentence prior to her plea and in not asserting her right to a public plea hearing.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm.

Other Information

Date Retained:
Mar 31, 2021
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