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After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of felony incest involving his fourteen-year-old son and six-year-old daughter and of tampering with the evidence. The Supreme Court affirmed. Defendant later petition for postconviction relief, setting forth three grounds upon which he claimed that his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance. The district court denied Defendant’s petition for postconviction relief, concluding that even if Defendant’s representation was deficient, it would not have created a reasonable probability that the outcome of the trial would have been any different. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not err in concluding that even if counsel’s conduct was constitutionally deficient, Defendant failed to show that he was prejudiced.