Wilson v. Hetzell et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Judge William M Acker, Jr on 12/16/13. (SAC )
2013 Dec-16 PM 03:20
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
GARY HETZELL, Warden; and the
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
THE STATE OF ALABAMA,
Case No. 2:12-cv-3908-WMA-TMP
The magistrate judge filed his report and recommendation on November 22, 2013,
recommending dismissal of petitioner's 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief. Petitioner
filed a document he titled as a motion for reconsideration, which the court deems to be objections,
on December 9, 2013. Having now carefully considered de novo all the materials in the court file,
including the report and recommendation, the court is of the opinion that the magistrate judge's report
is due to be ADOPTED and the recommendation ACCEPTED. Petitioner also has filed a motion to
stay, asserting that he wishes to present “newly discovered evidence” to the state courts through a
Rule 32 petition. The purported newly discovered evidence, however, could not demonstrate actual
innocence. Thus, there is no need for a stay to allow the claim to be adjudicated in the state courts.
The motion to stay (doc. 13) is DENIED.
Accordingly, the petition for habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 in the abovestyled cause will be denied and dismissed with prejudice by separate order.
DONE the 16th day of December, 2013.
WILLIAM M. ACKER, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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