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Case No. 19-1931

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Michael Lamont Black
State of Iowa


Michael Lamont Black


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Curtis Dial

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 01, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Mark E. Kruse, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., May, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (3 pages)

            Michael Black appeals the denial of his second application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: Weighing the newly discovered evidence against the other evidence in the record, Black falls far short of his burden of showing the clear and convincing evidence that no reasonable fact finder could convict him of third-degree sexual assault, as required to prove a claim of actual innocence.

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