WATTS v. MAHALLY et al
ORDER THAT THE PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS IS GRANTED FOR THE REASONS SET FORTH IN THIS COURT'S ACCOMPANYING MEMORANDUM. THE COMMONWEALTH SHALL RELEAS PETITIONER UNLESS THE STATE COURT HOLDS A NEW TRIAL WITHIN THE NEXT SIX (6) MONTHS IN A MANNER NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS COURT'S MEMORANDUM. SIGNED BY HONORABLE C. DARNELL JONES, II ON 3/27/17. 3/28/17 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. (jpd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
JOHN G. WATTS,
LAWRENCE MAHALLY, et al.,
AND NOW, this 27th day of March, 2017, upon consideration of Petitioner’s Petition for
Writ of Habeas Corpus, the state court record and counsel’s briefs and oral arguments, it is
hereby ORDERED that said Petition is GRANTED for the reasons set forth in this Court’s
accompanying Memorandum. The Commonwealth shall release Petitioner unless the state court
holds a new trial within the next six months in a manner not inconsistent with this Court’s
BY THE COURT:
/s/ C. Darnell Jones, II
C. Darnell Jones, II J.
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