Henderson v. USA
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that movant David Ingram Henderson shall have until March 28, 2016, to show cause in writing why his motion to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2255 should not be dismissed as time-barred. Failure to comply with this Order will result in the dismissal of this action. Show Cause Response due by 3/28/2016. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 2/26/16. (JAB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
DAVID INGRAM HENDERSON,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the court on the motion of David Ingram Henderson to
vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2255.
Following a jury trial, Henderson was found guilty of conspiring to possess
marijuana with intent to distribute and manufacturing and conspiring to manufacture
He was sentenced on March 13, 2014, to 360-month term of
imprisonment and ten years of supervised release. He did not appeal the judgment.
Rule 4(b) of the Rules Governing ' 2255 Cases in the United States District
Courts provides that a district court may summarily dismiss a ' 2255 motion if it
plainly appears that the movant is not entitled to relief. As amended by the
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA), ' 2255 now
A 1-year period of limitation shall apply to a motion under this section.
The limitation period shall run from the latest of-(1) the date on which the judgment of conviction becomes
(2) the date on which the impediment to making a
motion created by governmental action in violation of the
Constitution or laws of the United States is removed, if
the movant was prevented from making a motion by such
(3) the date on which the right asserted was initially
recognized by the Supreme Court, if that right has been
newly recognized by the Supreme Court and made
retroactively applicable to cases on collateral review; or
(4) the date on which the facts supporting the claim or
claims presented could have been discovered through the
exercise of due diligence.
Henderson’s conviction became final fourteen days after his March 13, 2014
sentencing. However, he did not file the instant motion to vacate until February 19,
2016, the date he placed the motion in the prison mailing system. Thus, it appears
that the motion to vacate is untimely. See Fed.R.App.P. 4(b)(1)(A); 28 U.S.C. §
2255(f)(1,4); Anjulo-Lopez v. U.S., 541 F.3d 814, 816 n.2 (8th Cir. 2008) (citing
Moshier v. U.S., 402 F.3d 116, 118 (2d Cir. 2005) (unappealed criminal judgment
becomes final for purposes of calculating one-year limitations period specified in §
2255 when the period for filing a notice of appeal expires)).
Before taking any further action, the Court will order Henderson to show
cause why this action should not be dismissed as time-barred. Respondent will not
be required to respond to the motion to vacate at this time.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that movant David Ingram Henderson shall
have until March 28, 2016, to show cause in writing why his motion to vacate, set
aside, or correct sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2255 should not be dismissed as
time-barred. Failure to comply with this Order will result in the dismissal of this
Dated this 26th day of February, 2016.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?