Dowdle v. State of Mississippi
ORDER granting 4 and 10 Motions TO SUPPLEMENT PETITION. Signed by Jane M Virden on 1/18/12. (ncb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
ELIJAH BEN DOWDLE
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
ORDER GRANTING MOTIONS TO SUPPLEMENT PETITION
Before the court in this habeas case are the petitioner’s pro se motions for
“reconsideration” (# 4 & # 10). By the first “motion for reconsideration,” the petitioner
essentially states that his constitutional right to have witnesses testify on his behalf was violated
during his criminal trial and that a witness for the State committed perjury. He further seeks
leave of this court to file a motion for “reconsideration” or an application for post conviction
relief in state court or for other relief. By the second “motion for reconsideration,” the petitioner
alleges that during his criminal trial both his attorney and the trial court committed errors, and he
seeks “reconsideration of the verdict or application for leave to proceed in trial court or a chance
to contest a sentence received in the circuit court.” The petitioner further requests that this court
grant his “motion for reconsideration for a new trial or suspended sentence.” The court hereby
liberally construes these motions as requests to supplement the Petition (# 1) originally filed in
this case on December 1, 2011. As such, the motions are hereby GRANTED, and the Petition is
hereby deemed supplemented with the grounds and facts asserted in Documents # 4 & # 10.
SO ORDERED this, the 18th day of January, 2012.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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