Youngblood v. People of the State of Michigan
ORDER Denying 14 Motion for Certificate of Appealability. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-CV-10768
HON. AVERN COHN
ORDER DENYING PETITIONER’S
MOTION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPEABILITY (Doc. 14)
This is a habeas case under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner Willie Youngblood, challenged
his state convictions for felon in possession of a firearm, first-degree home invasion, conspiracy
to commit first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to commit murder, conspiracy to
commit assault with intent to commit murder, carrying a concealed weapon with unlawful intent,
and three counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He raised claims
concerning the sufficiency of the evidence, double jeopardy, denial of right to present a defense,
and his sentence. The Court denied the petition for lack of merit. (Doc. 11). The Court also
declined to issue a certificate of appealability. See Doc. 11 at p. 11.
Before the Court is Petitioner’s motion for a certificate of appealability (COA). (Doc. 14).
Given that the Court has already denied a COA, the motion is MOOT. Furthermore, construing
Petitioner’s motion as a motion for reconsideration of the denial of a COA, it is DENIED.
Petitioner has not established that the Court erred in determining that reasonable jurists would
not debate the Court’s assessment of Petitioner’s claims or conclude that his claims deserve
encouragement to proceed further.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: April 18, 2017
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