Cockrell v. Hetzel

Filing 7

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Abdul K Kallon on 6/20/2014. (PSM)

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FILED 2014 Jun-20 AM 11:48 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION CARLTON R. COCKRELL, Petitioner, v. GARY HETZEL, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action Number: 2:13-cv-02035-AKK-JEO MEMORANDUM OPINION This case is before the court on the magistrate judge’s Report and Recommendation. Doc. 6. While objections to the Report and Recommendation were due by May 30, 2014, none have been filed. The court has considered the entire file in this action together with the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation, doc. 6, and has reached an independent conclusion that the Report and Recommendation is due to be adopted and approved. The court hereby ADOPTS and APPROVES the findings and recommendation of the magistrate judge as the findings and conclusions of the court. In accordance with the recommendation, this petition for writ of habeas corpus is due to be dismissed with prejudice. An appropriate order will be entered. The court further finds that Petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. Accordingly, the court DECLINES to issue a Certificate of Appealability. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). DONE this 20th day of June, 2014. ________________________________ ABDUL K. KALLON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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