United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
February 11, 2015
JOED VALENTIN-MORALES, Petitioner,
VINCENT MOONEY, et al., Respondents.
WILLIAM H. YOHN, Jr., District Judge.
AND NOW, this 11th day of February, 2015, upon careful consideration of Joed Valentin-Morales's petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 for a writ of habeas corpus (Doc. No. 1), his memorandum of law in support, the Commonwealth's response, petitioner's traverse, the Magistrate Judge's report and recommendation, petitioner's objections, the Commonwealth's supplemental briefing, and petitioner's response, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's objections are overruled as to Claim III (ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to communicate the Commonwealth's plea offer). Claim III of the petition is DENIED.
2. The petition having failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right, there is no ground to issue a certificate of appealability.
3. The clerk shall mark this case CLOSED for statistical purposes.