Stephens v. Kelley

Filing 12

ORDER approving and adopting 10 Recommended Disposition as this Court's findings in al respects; denying Petitioner Joseph L. Stephens' 2 Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus with prejudice; and denying a Certificate of Appealability. Signed by Judge James M. Moody Jr. on 10/06/2016. (rhm)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION JOSEPH L. STEPHENS ADC #094967 VS. PETITIONER 5:16CV00006 JM/JTR WENDY KELLEY, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER The Court has reviewed the Recommended Disposition submitted by United States Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray and the filed objections. After carefully considering these documents and making a de novo review of the record of the record in this case, the Court concludes that the Recommended Disposition should be, and hereby is, approved and adopted in its entirety as this Court’s findings in all respects. Judgment will be entered accordingly. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. Petitioner Joseph L. Stephens’ 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus, Doc. 2, is DENIED with prejudice; and 2. A Certificate of Appealability is DENIED, see 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)-(2); Rule 11(a), Rules Governing § 2254 Cases in United States District Courts. DATED this 6th day of October, 2016. ______________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE  

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