United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
March 19, 2015
MARK A. BROWN, Petitioner,
JOHN KERESTES, et al., Respondents.
EDUARDO C. ROBRENO, J.
AND NOW, 19th this day of March, 2015, upon careful and independent consideration of the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, and after review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Lynne A. Sitarski, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation is APPROVED and ADOPTED.
2. The petition for writ of habeas corpus be STAYED and held in ABEYANCE while Petitioner litigates his PCRA petition in the state courts.
3. Petitioner and Respondents shall notify the District Court within thirty days of the conclusion of Petitioner's state proceedings and inform the Court of the status of Petitioner's habeas petition.