Michael George v. Bonita Hoffner
OPINION filed : We AFFIRM the district court s judgment denying George s 2254 sufficiency-of-the-evidence claim for the reasons stated in that court s July 22, 2016 order, decision not for publication. Gilbert S. Merritt, Circuit Judge; Deborah L. Cook, (Authoring) Circuit Judge and David W. McKeague, Circuit Judge.
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File Name: 17a0153n.06
Case No. 16-2190
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
BONITA J. HOFFNER,
Mar 08, 2017
DEBORAH S. HUNT, Clerk
ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED
STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF
BEFORE: MERRITT, COOK, and McKEAGUE, Circuit Judges.
COOK, Circuit Judge.
Michigan state prisoner Michael George seeks relief under
28 U.S.C. § 2254, challenging his jury trial convictions for first-degree murder, insurance fraud,
false pretenses, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He alleges in
part that there was insufficient evidence at trial to prove that he committed the crimes.
The district court denied his petition, but granted a certificate of appealability on his sufficiencyof-the-evidence claim. We have evaluated this claim in light of the record, governing law, and
parties’ briefs. We find that the district court opinion on this issue expresses our view and that
the issuance of a detailed opinion by this court would be duplicative and serve no useful purpose.
Accordingly, we AFFIRM the district court’s judgment denying George’s § 2254 sufficiency-ofthe-evidence claim for the reasons stated in that court’s July 22, 2016 order.
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