US v. Tommy Edward Young, Sr.
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 2:09-cr-00223-1,2:13-cv-10108 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Tommy Young, Sr. [16-7577]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff – Appellee,
TOMMY EDWARD YOUNG, SR.,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia,
at Charleston. Thomas E. Johnston, District Judge. (2:09-cr-00223-1; 2:13-cv-10108)
Submitted: March 30, 2017
Decided: April 12, 2017
Before MOTZ and SHEDD, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Tommy Edward Young, Sr., Appellant Pro Se. Eumi Lynn Choi, OFFICE OF THE
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Charleston, West Virginia, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Tommy Edward Young, Sr., appeals the district court’s order accepting the
recommendation of the magistrate judge and denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2255
(2012) motion. As the district court granted a certificate of appealability on Young’s
claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c) (2012), we review the
district court’s legal conclusions de novo and its findings of fact derived from the
evidence adduced at the evidentiary hearing for clear error. United States v. Fulks, 683
F.3d 512, 516 (4th Cir. 2012). On appeal, Young reasserts his contention that he is
entitled to relief under Missouri v. Frye, 566 U.S. 133, 144-47 (2012).
reviewed the record and Young’s assertions and find no reversible error. * Accordingly,
we affirm for the reasons stated by the district court. United States v. Young, Nos.
2:09-cr-00223-1; 2:13-cv-10108 (S.D. W. Va., Sept. 29, 2016). We dispense with oral
argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the
materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
We note that in his informal brief, while claiming that counsel’s performance
was deficient, Young failed to challenge the district court’s conclusion that Young did
not demonstrate any prejudice resulting from counsel’s alleged deficiency. See
Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 687 (1984). As such, Young has forfeited
appellate review of that aspect of his claim. See Jackson v. Lightsey, 775 F.3d 170, 177
(4th Cir. 2014) (recognizing that 4th Cir. R. 34(b) limits appellate review to issues raised
in informal brief).
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