IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
September 14, 2011
WILLIAM E. AYRES
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Timothy J. Savage, J.
AND NOW, this 14th day of September, 2011, upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Document No. 1), the Respondents' Answer to Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, the Petitioner's "Traverse Response" to Respondents' Answer Filed, the Report and Recommendation filed by United States Magistrate Judge Timothy R. Rice filed on July 25, 2011, the petitioner's objections to the Report and Recommendation, and after a thorough and independent review of the record, it is ORDERED that:
1. The petitioner's objections are OVERRULED; 2. The Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Rice is APPROVED and ADOPTED*fn1 ;
3. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED; and,
4. There is no probable cause to issue a certificate of appealability.
Timothy J. Savage