IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
July 11, 2008
JAY ALONZO, PETITIONER,
WARDEN DAVID WAKEFIELD; PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE LUZERNE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Terrence F. McVerry
Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan
On September 7, 2006, the above captioned case was initiated by the filing of a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.1.3 and 72.1.4 of the Local Rules for Magistrate Judges.
The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation filed on July 2, 2008 (doc. no. 22) recommended that the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus be denied and that a certificate of appealability be denied. On July 8, 2008, Petitioner filed Objections to the Report and Recommendation (doc. no. 23). Petitioner's objections do not undermine the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge.
After 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:
AND NOW, this 11th day of July, 2008;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a certificate of appealability is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation (doc. no. 22) of Magistrate Judge Lenihan dated July 2, 2008, is ADOPTED as the Opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court mark this case CLOSED.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 4(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Plaintiff has thirty (30) days to file a notice of appeal as provided by Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Terrence F. McVerry United States District Judge
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