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Jorge Rodriquez was convicted of domestic battery with traumatic injury in the presence of a child. His first trial ended with a hung jury. In the second trial, the jury found Rodriquez guilty of the charge. The district court sentenced Rodriquez to eighteen years, with eight years determinate. Rodriquez directly appealed his conviction, and the Idaho Court of Appeals affirmed. Rodriquez then petitioned for post-conviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, and the denial of his right to a fair trial following various rulings from the district court. After reviewing his petition, and several dispositive filings, the district court served Rodriquez with a notice of intent to dismiss on October 6, 2020. Rodriquez amended his petition the next day, and the district court served Rodriquez with its second notice of intent to dismiss on October 15, 2020. Rodriquez filed a supplemental brief five days after his response was due. The district court dismissed the petition after concluding Rodriquez failed to timely respond. Rodriquez appealed to the Idaho Court of Appeals, which affirmed. Rodriquez then petitioned for review to the Idaho Supreme Court, which was granted. Finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s judgment summarily dismissing Rodriquez’s petition.