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Case No. 19-1228

State of Iowa
Dantreon Levon Newman

Dantreon Newman seeks further review after the court of appeals affirmed his conviction for lascivious acts with a child. Newman contends the district court violated his right to due process by accepting his guilty plea when there were questions regarding his competency.



State of Iowa


Dantreon Levon Newman

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric W. Manning

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jan 19, 2022 9:30 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2022
Date Amended:
May 03, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 22, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (9 pages)

            Dantreon Newman appeals following his guilty plea to lascivious acts with a child, claiming his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to request that he be “examined for competency” or use his “mental health state to assert a diminished capacity defense” and the district court “should have ordered a competency hearing.”  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our review, we affirm Newman’s conviction.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Nov 30, 2021
Date Retained:
Nov 30, 2021
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