Echols v. Lawton

Filing 50

ORDER granting 29 Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiff's complaint is dismissed. The Clerk of Court is Directed to close this case. Signed by Judge William T. Moore, Jr on 7/28/17. (jrb)

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FILED Scott L. Poff, Clerk United States District Court By James Burrell at 12:27 pm, Jul 28, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA SAVANNAH DIVISION DOUGLAS ECHOLS, Plaintiff, CASE NO. CV408-023 V. SPENCER LAWTON, in his individual capacity. Defendant. ORDER Before the Court is Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint by Special Appearance (Doc. 29.) For the following reasons. Defendant's motion is GRANTED. As a result. Plaintiff's complaint is DISMISSED. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to close this case. BACKGROUND This case revolves around Plaintiff Douglas Echols s exoneration for rape and kidnapping convictions. In 1987, Plaintiff was convicted in the Superior Court of Chatham County of those two offenses and sentenced to a fifteen- year term of imprisonment. (Doc. 26, 8, 13.) While ^ At this stage of the litigation, the Court must accept the allegations in Plaintiff s amended complaint as true and draw all reasonable inferences in his favor. See Chaparro V. Carnival Corp., 693 F.3d 1333, 1335 (llth Cir. 2012). The Court has related the facts accordingly, but expresses no opinion as to what a fully developed record would actually show.

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