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Case No. 19-1873

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State of Iowa
Chanjuok Obuing Odhung


State of Iowa


Chanjuok Obuing Odhung

Attorney for the Appellee

Richard Bennett, Special Counsel

Attorney for the Appellant

Kelsey L. Knight

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Karen A. Romano, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (2 page)

            Chanjuok Obuing Odhung appeals his conviction and sentence for first-degree robbery.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Odhung’s conviction was entered in November 2019, we lack authority to consider his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim in light of recent statutory amendments to Iowa Code section 814.6 (2019).  As for the sentencing issue, we decline to extend State v. Lyle, 854 N.W.2d 378 (Iowa 2014), and find its holding inapplicable because Odhung was nineteen years old when he committed the offense.

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