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After a trial, Appellant was convicted of sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault. The Supreme Court affirmed. Thereafter, Appellant filed a petition for postconviction relief raising numerous claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. The district court denied relief. The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief, holding (1) counsel was not ineffective for failing to request dismissal of the charges against Defendant for the State’s alleged destruction of evidence or a jury instruction regarding the State’s failure to collect and preserve the subject evidence; and (2) counsel did not act unreasonably when he withdrew a proposed jury instruction on sexual assault as a lesser included offense.