COWFER v. KERESTES et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER. Respondents' Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 13 ) is GRANTED; the Petition for a writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 4 ) is DISMISSED; a certificate of appealability is DENIED; and the Report and Recommendation (Doc. 20 ) hereby is adopted as the Opinion of the District Court. Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 4/18/17. (dcd) Staff note: a copy of this filing will be sent on 4/19/17, via First-Class U.S. Mail, to Petitioner's address of record.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
WALTER SHERMAN COWFER,
JOHN KERESTES, et al.,
Civil Action No. 15-1560
Judge Cathy Bissoon
Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy
This case has been referred to United States Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy
for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrates Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 636(b)(l)(A)
and (B), and Local Rule of Civil Procedure 72.
On March 10, 2017, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report (Doc. 20) recommending that
Respondents’ Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 13) be granted; the habeas-Petition dismissed; and a
certificate of appealability denied. Service of the Report and Recommendation was made on the
parties, and Petitioner has filed Objections. See Doc. 21.
After a de novo review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the
Report and Recommendation and the Objections thereto, the following Order is entered:
Respondents’ Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 13) is GRANTED; the Petition for a writ of
habeas corpus is DISMISSED; a certificate of appealability is DENIED; and the Report and
Recommendation hereby is adopted as the Opinion of the District Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
April 18, 2017
United States District Judge
cc (via First-Class U.S. Mail):
Walter Sherman Cowfer
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932
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All counsel of record
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