Williams v. Kelley
ORDER adopting 26 Findings and Recommendations in their entirety. The petition for writ of habeas corpus is dismissed. All requested relief is denied, and judgment will be entered for respondent Wendy Kelley. A certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Judge James M. Moody Jr. on 6/23/2016. (mcz)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
MATTHEW WILLIAMS, JR.
NO. 5:16-cv-00007 JM
WENDY KELLEY, Director of the
Arkansas Department of Correction
The Court has received findings and a recommendation from Magistrate Judge
Patricia S. Harris. After a careful review of the findings and recommendation, the timely
objections received thereto, and a de novo review of the record, the Court concludes
that the findings and recommendation should be, and hereby are, approved and adopted
in their entirety as this Court’s findings in all respects. The petition for writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 filed by petitioner Matthew Williams, Jr., is dismissed.
All requested relief is denied, and judgment will be entered for respondent Wendy
Kelley. In accordance with Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases In The
United States District Courts, a certificate of appealability is denied.1
The Court is not convinced that petitioner can make a “substantial showing of the denial of a
constitutional right.” See 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(2).
IT IS SO ORDERED this 23rd day of June, 2016.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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