United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma
October 17, 2014
WILLIAM CATO SELLS, JR., Petitioner,
BERNARD WARNER, Respondent.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
ROBERT J. BRYAN, District Judge.
This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. Dkt. 21. The Court has reviewed the relevant documents and the remaining file.
On August 6, 2014, U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L. Strombom issued a Report and Recommendation recommending denying Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus. Dkt. 21. The Court has reviewed the record de novo. The Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge's thorough and careful analysis of Petitioner's claims. Petitioner's objections are without merit because Petitioner failed to exhaust any of his federal habeas corpus claims, and the claims are now procedurally barred, for the reasons stated by the Magistrate Judge in the Report and Recommendation. Dkt. 21 at 7-16.
Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation (Dkt. 21). The petition for writ of habeas corpus is DENIED. A Certificate of Appealability is DENIED. This case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
The Clerk is directed to send uncertified copies of this Order to all counsel of record and to any party appearing pro se at said party's last known address.