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Case No. 19-0454

State of Iowa
Jacob A. Boothby

Jacob Boothby seeks further review of the court of appeals opinion concluding the record is not sufficient to reach the merits of his claim that his trial counsel was ineffective. Boothby argued his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to object to the detective’s testimony regarding cellphone records because the detective was not an expert and failing to object to the admission of the records as hearsay with no applicable exception.



State of Iowa


Jacob A. Boothby

Attorney for the Resister

Martha E. Trout

Attorney for the Applicant

Ashley Stewart

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 16, 2020 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 11, 2020
Date Amended:
Dec 14, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 14, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Nancy S. Tabor, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  Opinion by May, J. (3 pages)

            Jacob Boothby appeals from his convictions of assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree criminal mischief.  He raises two ineffective-assistance claims.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the record insufficient to address either claim.  So we preserve the claims and affirm Boothby’s convictions.

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