United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
January 30, 2015
JOHN KERESTES, et al
DAVID SPARKS, Petitioner, Pro se, FRACKVILLE, PA.
For JOHN KERESTES, ET. AL., THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY OF SETH WILLIAMS, Respondents: CATHERINE KIEFER, MOLLY SELZER LORBER, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTY'S OFFICE, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
JOEL H. SLOMSKY, J.
AND NOW, this 30th day of JANUARY, 2015, 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. Petitioner's Motion to Stay and Abey Habeas Proceedings for Exhaustion of State Remedies (Doc. No. 10) is GRANTED, and the instant habeas petition is stayed and held in abeyance until the resolution of pending related state court proceedings.
3. Petitioner and respondents shall monitor the state court proceedings and immediately notify this court upon their conclusion.