Owens v. United States of America
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. (See Full Order.) IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that movant's motion for relief from judgment under Rule 60(b)(4) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 59 is denied. Signed by District Judge Catherine D. Perry on 3/28/2017. (CBL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
No. 4:13 CV 2561 CDP
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Movant Anthony Owens pleaded guilty to two counts of being an accessory
after the fact and to murder in aid of racketeering under 18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(1) and §
3. Case No. 4:11CR246CDP. I sentenced him to 102 months’ imprisonment
followed by a three-year term of supervised release. He did not appeal. Owens
then filed this case under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, seeking to vacate, set aside, or correct
his sentence. I rejected all his claims in a Memorandum and Order (ECF #35) and
entered judgment against him on July 8, 2015. I also declined to issue a certificate
of appealability. In December 2015, the Eighth Circuit dismissed Owens’ appeal of
this decision, Owens v. United States, No. 15-2877 (8th Cir. Dec. 29, 2015)
(judgment), and later affirmed my denial of his post-judgment motions, Owens v.
United States, No. 16-1166 (8th Cir. Feb. 8, 2016) (judgment).
Owens now moves to set aside the judgment in this closed case under Fed. R.
Civ. P. 60(b)(4), arguing that it is void. I have reviewed Owens’ motion and find
that it simply reargues the grounds raised in his § 2255 motion to vacate and in his
post-judgment motions – arguments that I have previously rejected. Owens has
presented nothing either by argument or evidence that would change my prior
analysis or convinces me that my previous analysis was incorrect. I will therefore
deny his Rule 60(b)(4) motion for relief from judgment.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that movant’s motion for relief from judgment
under Rule 60(b)(4) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  is denied.
CATHERINE D. PERRY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 28th day of March, 2017.
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