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Case No. 21-0031

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Matthew Duane McGuire
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Matthew Duane McGuire

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Michael J. Jacobsma

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0031
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Roger L. Sailer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (10 pages)

            Matthew McGuire appeals following the district court’s grant of summary disposition on his fourth application for postconviction relief.  He argues he “is entitled to a hearing to determine if the life without parole sentence upon him is grossly disproportionate to the crime he committed and is, thus, cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution thereby making his sentence illegal,” a claim he raises for the first time on appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the entry of summary disposition on McGuire’s application for postconviction relief, and we reject his challenge to his sentence as illegal.

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