Watson v. Kelley
ORDER adopting 9 Recommended Disposition as this Court's own. Petitioner Alonzo Watson's 1 petition for writ of habeas corpus is denied and dismissed, with prejudice. A certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Judge J. Leon Holmes on 8/19/2015. (ks)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
NO. 5:15CV00141 JLH/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 Alonzo Watson’s
objections to the Recommendation and has reviewed de novo those portions of the record
relating to Watson’s objections. After careful consideration, this Court adopts the
Recommendation as its own. Petitioner Alonzo Watson’s petition for writ of habeas
corpus (docket entry #1) 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 19th day of August, 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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