Williams v. Warden

Filing 13

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 11/14/2023. (kb3s, Deputy Clerk)(c/m 11.15.23)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND TROY HOWARD WILLIAMS, Petitioner, Civil Action No.: PJM-21-748 V. WARDEN, Respondent. MEMORANDUM OPINION Self-represented Petitioner, Troy Howard Williams, has filed a Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254 in which he challenges the validity of his conviction and sentence in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland for second degree murder and related handgun charges. ECFNo. 1. The Petition is fully briefed. ECFNos. 1,8,9. Upon review of the submitted materials, the Court finds that no hearing is necessary. D. Md. Local R. 105.6 (2023); Rules 1(b) and 8(a), Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts. For the reasons set forth below,the Petition will be DENIED. BACKGROUND Williams was indicted in the Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore on March 16, 1998, for first degree murder and related handgun charges. ECF No. 8-1 at 3-4. Williams was tried by jury three times. Id. at 3-4, 6-7, 20, 34-36. All three jury verdicts were reversed on direct appeal or post-conviction review. Id. at 14, 25, 39-40. His fourth trial, held in May of 2015, forms the basis of this federal habeas petition. Id. at 46-47. After a bench trial during which Williams represented himself, Williams was found guilty of second degree murder, use of a handgun in the

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