Kindall v. Pash
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Joami Ray Kindell's petition for writ of habeas corpus is DENIED. IT IS FUTHER ORDERED that all pending motions are DENIED as moot. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court will not issue a certificate of appealability. Signed by District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig on April 13, 2016. (BRP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JOAMI RAY KINDELL,
No. 4:16CV391 DDN
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on the petition of Joami Kindell for a writ of
habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The petition is barred by the limitations period
and is denied. See Day v. McDonough, 547 U.S. 198, 210 (2006) (permitting sua sponte
dismissal of untimely petitions after fair notice).
On December 14, 2000, Petitioner was convicted in a bench trial of second-degree
murder, attempted forcible rape, first-degree burglary, and stealing a motor vehicle.
Missouri v. Kindell, No. 22991-02836-01 (City of St. Louis). In February 2001 the Court
sentenced him to thirty-two years’ imprisonment. His sentence was affirmed on direct
appeal. Missouri v. Kindell, 62 S.W.3d 641 (Mo. Ct. App. 2001). He filed a timely
motion for postconviction relief under Rule 29.15 of the Missouri Rules of Criminal
Procedure, which was denied. Kindell v. Missouri, No. 2202P-04226 (City of St. Louis).
And the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District affirmed on October 21, 2003.
Kindell v. Missouri, No. 120 S.W.3d 231 (Mo. Ct. App. 2003). The appellate court
issued its mandate on December 9, 2003.
Petitioner filed this action on about March 4, 2016. He argues that the prosecutor
committed misconduct, that his counsel was ineffective, that he was subjected to double
jeopardy, and that the trial court lacked jurisdiction. By Order dated March 25, 2016, the
Court gave Petitioner 21 days to show cause why his petition should not be dismissed as
time barred. (Doc. No. 5.)
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d), a petitioner has one year from the date his
judgment of conviction becomes final within which to file a petition for writ of habeas
corpus. Assuming that his conviction became final when the Missouri Court of Appeals
issued its mandate on December 9, 2003, the one-year period expired on December 9,
2004. As a result, the petition is untimely unless Petitioner can demonstrate tolling.
Petitioner responded that the limitations period was tolled because he filed a
second Rule 29.15 motion and a Rule 91 state habeas case. However, according to
Missouri court records, he filed his second Rule 29.15 motion on March 10, 2008, well
after the federal statute of limitations passed. Kindell v. Missouri, No. 0822-CC00903
(City of St. Louis). And he filed his Rule 91 petition on January 13, 2010. Kindell v.
Denney, No. 10DK-CC00001 (DeKalb County). Therefore, the federal habeas petition is
barred by the statute of limitations.
Finally, Petitioner has failed to demonstrate that jurists of reason would find it
debatable whether the petition is untimely. Thus, the Court will not issue a certificate of
appealability. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Joami Ray Kindell’s petition for writ of habeas
corpus is DENIED.
IT IS FUTHER ORDERED that all pending motions are DENIED as moot.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court will not issue a certificate of
Dated this 13th day of April, 2016.
AUDREY G. FLEISSIG
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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