Owens v. Stirling et al
ORDER LIFTING STAY Signed by Magistrate Judge Paige J. Gossett on 4/27/2017. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Bryan P. Stirling, Commissioner, South
Carolina Department of Corrections;
Joseph McFadden, Warden, Lieber
C/A No. 0:16-2512-TLW-PJG
(DEATH PENALTY CASE)
The petitioner in this capital habeas corpus matter, Freddie Owens (“Petitioner”), is a state
prisoner convicted of murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy and sentenced to death. This matter
is before the court on Respondents’ Motion to Lift Stay of Proceedings (ECF No. 138).
On October 18, 2016, this court stayed these federal habeas proceedings, pending the
resolution of Petitioner’s second Post-Conviction Relief Application in state court. (ECF No. 124).
On April 13, 2017, Respondents informed this court that Petitioner’s state court action has been
dismissed and moved to lift the stay in these proceedings. (ECF No. 138). On April 27, 2017,
Petitioner responded in support of Respondents’ motion. (ECF No. 145). Accordingly, Respondents’
Motion to Lift Stay of Proceedings (ECF No. 138) is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Paige J. Gossett
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
April 27, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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