Castillo v. Hobbs
ORDER ADOPTING 27 Recommended Disposition. Petitioner's 2 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is denied and dismissed, with prejudice. A certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Judge James M. Moody Jr. on 1/4/2016. (mcz)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
RENE VILLEGAS CASTILLO
CASE NO.: 5:14CV00368 JM/BD
WENDY KELLEY, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
The Court has reviewed the Recommended Disposition (“Recommendation”) filed
by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. In addition, the Court has considered Mr. Castillo’s
objections to the Recommendation and has reviewed de novo those portions of the record
relevant to Mr. Castillo’s objections. After careful consideration, this Court adopts the
Recommendation as its own. Petitioner Rene Villegas Castillo’s petition for writ of
habeas corpus (docket entry #2) is denied and dismissed, with prejudice.
When entering a final order adverse to a habeas corpus petitioner, the Court must
issue or deny a certificate of appealability. Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254
Cases. A certificate of appealability may issue only if a petitioner has made a substantial
showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)-(2). In this case,
there is no basis for this court to issue a certificate of appealability. Accordingly, a
certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 4th day of January, 2016.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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