United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
June 13, 2014
LUIS MANUEL OCASIO SANTANA, Petitioner,
JOHN THOMAS, et al., Respondents.
NITZA I QUIÑONES ALEJANDRO, District Judge.
AND NOW, this 13th day of June, 2014, upon independent consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Docket No. 1) dated August 17, 2013; the Response to the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Docket No. 8) filed by Respondents on February 10, 2014; and after review of the Report and Recommendation ("R&R") of United States Magistrate Judge Henry S. Perkin dated May 27, 2014, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. the R&R is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
2. the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED with prejudice and DISMISSED without an evidentiary hearing; and
3. there is no probable cause to issue a certificate of appealability.