Morrow v. Grandlienard
ORDER adopting 24 Report and Recommendation granting 11 Motion to Dismiss/General; denying 21 Motion to Alter/Amend/Supplement Pleadings; denying 22 Motion for Default Judgment. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. Petitioner's 28 U.S.C . § 2254 petition is DENIED. 2. Respondent's motion to dismiss the petition 11 is GRANTED. 3. Petitioner's motion to amend his petition 21 is DENIED AS MOOT. 4. Petitioner's motion for default judgment 22 is DENIED. 5. No certificate of appealability will issue. LET JUDGMENT BE ENTERED ACCORDINGLY. (Written Opinion). Signed by Judge Patrick J. Schiltz on April 20, 2015. (CLG) cc: Petitioner. Modified on 4/20/2015 (lmb).
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
Case No. 14‐CV‐3023 (PJS/BRT)
Aaron Morrow, pro se.
Peter R. Marker, RAMSEY COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, for
On September 26, 2010, petitioner Aaron Morrow repeatedly fired a
semiautomatic AK‐47 at three men, killing one and injuring another. State v. Morrow,
834 N.W.2d 715, 719 (Minn. 2013). He was later convicted by a state‐court jury of first‐
degree premeditated murder, attempted first‐degree premeditated murder, and several
other counts related to the shooting. Id. at 720. Morrow appealed his convictions, and
the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed. Id. at 730.
Morrow then brought this petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. This matter is before
the Court on Morrow’s objection to Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson’s February 10,
2015 Report and Recommendation (“R&R”). Judge Thorson recommends that
Morrow’s § 2254 petition be denied, Morrow’s motion to amend his petition be denied
as moot, Morrow’s motion for default judgment be denied, and the State’s motion to
dismiss be granted. The Court has conducted a de novo review. See 28 U.S.C.
§ 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). Based on that review, the Court agrees with
Judge Thorson’s analysis and adopts her R&R.
Based on the foregoing, and on all of the files, records, and proceedings herein,
the Court OVERRULES petitioner’s objection [ECF No. 29] and ADOPTS the
February 10, 2015 R&R [ECF No. 24]. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition is DENIED.
Respondent’s motion to dismiss the petition [ECF No. 11] is GRANTED.
Petitioner’s motion to amend his petition [ECF No. 21] is DENIED AS
Petitioner’s motion for default judgment [ECF No. 22] is DENIED.
No certificate of appealability will issue.
LET JUDGMENT BE ENTERED ACCORDINGLY.
Dated: April 20, 2015
s/Patrick J. Schiltz
Patrick J. Schiltz
United States District Judge
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