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Case No. 20-0446

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Aaron Lance Sams
State of Iowa


Aaron Lance Sams


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Ryan J. Mitchell

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Crystal S. Cronk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (3 pages)

            Aaron Sams appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, asserting trial and postconviction counsel were ineffective.  OPINION HOLDS: Sams has failed to prove trial counsel was ineffective, and we do not address the claim postconviction counsel was ineffective because the record is inadequate.  We affirm.

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