In re: Larry Hill, Jr.


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion for writ of mandamus (FRAP 21) [1000072129-2]; granting Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [1000081454-2] Originating case number: 4:13-cr-00028-BR-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [1000127889]. Mailed to: Larry Hill, Jr.. [17-1561]

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Appeal: 17-1561 Doc: 6 Filed: 07/31/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 17-1561 In re: LARRY D. HILL, JR., Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus (No. 4:13-cr-00028-BR-1) Submitted: July 27, 2017 Decided: July 31, 2017 Before AGEE and FLOYD, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Larry D. Hill, Jr., Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 17-1561 Doc: 6 Filed: 07/31/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Larry D. Hill, Jr., petitions for a writ of mandamus, alleging that the district court has unduly delayed acting on his Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(d) motion filed on April 17, 2017. However, Hill did not file a Rule 60(d) motion on April 17, 2017, and the district court has since dismissed Hill’s Rule 60(d) motion filed on May 8, 2017. Additionally, insofar as Hill claims in his petition that newly discovered evidence proves he is actually innocent of his convictions, there are “other adequate means” for Hill to attain the relief sought. See In re Braxton, 258 F.3d 250, 261 (4th Cir. 2001). Accordingly, we grant Hill leave to proceed in forma pauperis and deny the petition. 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. PETITION DENIED 2

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