Rogel #168330 v. Ryan et al

Filing 5

ORDER the Clerk of Court must serve a copy of the Petition 1 and this Order on the Respondent and the Attorney General of the State of Arizona by certified mail. Respondents must answer the Petition within 40 days of the date of service. This matter is referred to Magistrate Judge Mark E. Aspey. Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 3/1/13. (TLJ)

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1 WO SC 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 Richard Ruiz Rogel, Petitioner, 10 11 vs. 12 Charles L. Ryan, et al., Respondents. 13 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 12-2731-PHX-GMS (MEA) ORDER 14 15 Petitioner Richard Ruiz Rogel, who is confined in the Arizona State Prison Complex, 16 Rynning Unit, in Florence, Arizona, has filed a pro se Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus 17 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254. He has paid the $5.00 filing fee. The Court will require an 18 answer to the Petition. 19 I. Petition 20 Petitioner was convicted by a jury in Maricopa County Superior Court, case 21 #CR2001-004653, of one count each of second degree murder and abuse of a child or 22 vulnerable adult and was sentenced to a 27-year term of imprisonment. Petitioner indicates 23 that he filed a direct appeal and a petition for post-conviction relief and petition for review, 24 which were denied. 25 26 Attorney General as an Additional Respondent. Petitioner raises three grounds for relief. 27 In Ground One, he alleges that his constitutional right to a jury determination of aggravating 28 TERMPSREF In his Petition, Petitioner names Charles L. Ryan as Respondent and the Arizona factors was violated. In Ground Two, he alleges that he received the ineffective assistance 1 of counsel. In Ground Three, he alleges that defense counsel failed to seek an instruction as 2 to lesser-included offenses. The Court will require Respondents to answer the Petition. 28 3 U.S.C. ยง 2254(a). 4 II. Warnings 5 A. Address Changes 6 Petitioner must file and serve a notice of a change of address in accordance with Rule 7 83.3(d) of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure. Petitioner must not include a motion for other 8 relief with a notice of change of address. Failure to comply may result in dismissal of this 9 action. 10 B. Possible Dismissal 11 If Petitioner fails to timely comply with every provision of this Order, including these 12 warnings, the Court may dismiss this action without further notice. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 13 963 F.2d 1258, 1260-61 (9th Cir. 1992) (a district court may dismiss an action for failure to 14 comply with any order of the Court). 15 IT IS ORDERED: 16 (1) The Clerk of Court must serve a copy of the Petition (Doc. 1) and this Order 17 on the Respondent and the Attorney General of the State of Arizona by certified mail 18 pursuant to Rule 4, Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. 19 (2) Respondents must answer the Petition within 40 days of the date of service. 20 Respondents must not file a dispositive motion in place of an answer but may file an answer 21 limited to relevant affirmative defenses, including but not limited to, statute of limitations, 22 procedural bar, or non-retroactivity. If the answer is limited to affirmative defenses, only 23 those portions of the record relevant to those defenses need be attached to the answer. 24 Failure to set forth an affirmative defense in an answer may be treated as a waiver of the 25 defense. Day v. McDonough, 547 U.S. 198, 209-11 (2006). If not limited to affirmative 26 defenses, the answer must fully comply with all of the requirements of Rule 5 of the Rules 27 Governing Section 2254 Cases. 28 TERMPSREF -2- 1 2 3 (3) Petitioner may file a reply within 30 days from the date of service of the answer. (4) This matter is referred to Magistrate Judge Mark E. Aspey pursuant to Rules 4 72.1 and 72.2 of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure for further proceedings and a report and 5 recommendation. 6 DATED this 1st day of March, 2013. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 TERMPSREF -3-

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