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Case No. 21-0354

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McKinley Dudley
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

McKinley Dudley

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Richard Hollis

Attorneys for Appellee

Benjamin Parrott, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0354
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Coleen D. Weiland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (13 pages)

            McKinley Dudley appeals the dismissal of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  Dudley asserts his PCR counsel failed to clarify what convictions were implicated, leading to a dismissal of his PCR application without full consideration of the 2012 conviction.  Based on this allegation, he maintains PCR counsel provided ineffective assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: PCR counsel did not provide ineffective assistance.  Even if the 2012 case number was listed on the amended PCR application, Dudley could not succeed.  His claims as to the 2012 case are time-barred.  And he has previously raised the issues he now wishes to re-litigate in this PCR action.  We affirm the dismissal of Dudley’s PCR action.

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