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Case No. 20-1388

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Ronald James Taylor
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Ronald James Taylor

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Jennifer Bennett Finn

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1388
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Carl J. Petersen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (4 pages)

            Ronald Taylor appeals the dismissal of his fourth application for postconviction relief (PCR), asserting it was timely under Allison v. State, 914 N.W.2d 866 (Iowa 2018), and raising allegations of ineffective assistance from trial, appellate, and PCR counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: Under Iowa Code section 822.3 (2020), Taylor’s appeal is untimely.  And because this is Taylor’s fourth PCR application, Allison would not apply.  So Taylor’s application is untimely, and we affirm the dismissal. 

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