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Case No. 15-1408

Jacob Lee Schmidt
State of Iowa

The court of appeals affirmed the district court’s summary dismissal of the applicant’s postconviction action. The applicant argues the court of appeals erred in holding newly discovered exculpatory evidence (in this case the victim’s recantation) cannot be the basis for postconviction relief when an applicant claiming actual innocence was convicted following a guilty plea rather than a trial.


Jacob Lee Schmidt


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Applicant

Martha J. Lucey

Attorney for the Resister

Sheryl Soich

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 13, 2017 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 23, 2018
Date Amended:
Jun 11, 2018

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 17, 2016

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Dec 08, 2016

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