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Case No. 19-0925

State of Iowa
v.
Ajamu Manu El-Amin

Ajamu Manu Elamin seeks further review of the court of appeals decision affirming his conviction following his guilty plea to two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree. The court of appeals rejected his claim that counsel was ineffective for allowing him to plead guilty to count II, based on an aiding-and-abetting theory alleging he threatened and intimidated another man into raping the victim.

County:
Polk

Resister

State of Iowa

Applicant

Ajamu Manu El-Amin

Attorneys for Resister

Sheryl Soich

Attorneys for Applicant

Robert P. Ranschau

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Nov 18, 2020 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0925
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0925
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William P. Kelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (4 pages)

           

            Ajamu El-Amin appeals from his guilty plea to two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, arguing his counsel was ineffective by allowing him to plead guilty to one of the counts without a sufficient factual basis.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the record shows a sufficient factual basis to sustain El-Amin’s guilty plea to the second count of third-degree sexual abuse based on an aiding-and-abetting theory.  We affirm El-Amin’s conviction.

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