August 20, 2013
PAUL EDWARD KIMBLE, Petitioner,
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, et al., Respondents.
TERRENCE F. McVERRY, District Judge.
On January 10, 2013, the above captioned case was filed in this Court and was referred to a magistrate judge for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.C and 72.D of the Local Rules of Court for Magistrate Judges.
The Magistrate Judge filed a Reissued Report and Recommendation on July 12, 2013 (ECF No. 12), recommending that the petition for writ of habeas corpus be dismissed as untimely in accordance with the directives in 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d), and that a certificate of appealability be denied. Plaintiff was served with the Reissued Report and Recommendation at his listed address and was advised that he had until July 29, 2013, to file written objections to the Report and Recommendation. No objections have been filed.
Accordingly, after de novo review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Reissued Report and Recommendation, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 20th day of August, 2013;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that that the Reissued Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 12) dated July 12, 2013, is ADOPTED as the Opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for a writ of habeas corpus is DENIED as untimely; the Court finds no basis upon which to issue a certificate of appealability, and a certificate of appealability is HEREBY DENIED.
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.
The Clerk of Court shall mark this case CLOSED.