EDMUND V. LUDWIG, District Judge.
AND NOW, this 18th day of October, 2013, upon careful and independent consideration of the pleadings and record herein, and after review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter, it is hereby
1. The Report and Recommendation is APPROVED and ADOPTED.
2. The above captioned habeas case is stayed and shall be held in abeyance until the resolution of pending related state court proceedings.
3. Petitioner shall monitor the state court proceedings and shall notify this court within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of his state court proceedings. Failure to so notify the court may result in dismissal of the petition for a writ of habeas corpus without prejudice.
4. Petitioner's Motion for Appointment of Counsel (Doc. No. 7) is ...