Yell v. Daniels et al (MAG+)
ORDER as follows: 1. Petitioner's 16 Objections are OVERRULED. 2. The court ADOPTS the 15 Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. 3. This 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED, as it was not filed within the one-year period of limitation mandated by 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d)(1). 4. This case is DISMISSED with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Judge W. Harold Albritton, III on 11/12/2014. (dmn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FORTHE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
DAVID B. YELL,
LEEPOSEY DANIELS, et al.,
CASE NO. 2:13-cv-336-WHA
This case is before the court on the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (Doc. #15),
entered on June 27, 2014, the Petitioner’s Objections (Doc. #16), filed on July 14, 2014, and the
Government’s Response to Objections (Doc. #20), filed on November 3, 2014. The court has
conducted an independent evaluation and de novo review of the file in this case, and finds the
objections to be without merit.
The Petitioner's argument that his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel did not exist
until 2012 upon the release of Lafler v. Cooper, 132 S.Cr. 1376 (2012) and Missouri v. Frye, 132
S.Ct, 1399, is incorrect. In re Perez, 692 F.3d 930, 932-33 (11th Cir 2012) indicates that Frye
and Lafler did not announce new rules. Rather, these recent cases merely confirm the application
of the Sixth Amendment right to counsel as defined in Strickland to plea negotiations. Perez held
that Lafler and Frye did not announce new rules. Consequently, Yell could have raised him
claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in a timely manner within one year of the entry of his
Yell's argument that his sentence of 30 years was illegal because he only pled guilty to
one offense instead of two is without merit. The record clearly indicates he pleaded guilty to two
sodomy convictions and two enticing a child convictions for a total of 30 years. In addition, none
of the federal tolling provisions allow for tolling of such an argument.
Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
1. Petitioner’s objections are OVERRULED.
2. The court ADOPTS the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge.
3. This petition for writ of habeas corpus is DENIED, as it was not filed within the oneyear period of limitation mandated by 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d)(1).
4. This case is DISMISSED with prejudice.
DONE this 12th day of November, 2014.
/s/ W. Harold Albritton
W. HAROLD ALBRITTON
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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