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Case No. 19-1944

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Basil Pendleton
State of Iowa


Basil Pendleton


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

G. Brian Weiler

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mary E. Howes, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Basil Pendleton appeals the denial of his fourth application for postconviction relief.  He asserts newly discovered evidence exonerates him thirty-five years after his convictions for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.  OPINION HOLDS: The newly discovered recantation evidence, even if true, would not change the result of the trial.  We affirm. 

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