United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
Knoll Gardner United States District Judge.
this 24th day of January, 2017, upon consideration
of the following documents:
(1) Petition Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 for Writ of Habeas
Corpus By a Person in State Custody, which petition was filed
by petitioner pro se on May 27, 2016
(“Petition”),  together with
(a) Memorandum of Law in Support of Writ of Habeas Corpus
Petition Filed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254;
(2) Response to Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, which
response was filed September 23, 2016
(3) Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate
Judge Lynne A. Sitarski dated and filed December 29, 2016
(4) Petitioner's Objection to the Report and
Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Lynne. A.
Sitarski, Filed December 29, 2016, which Objection was filed
by petitioner pro se on January 10, 2016
appearing that petitioner's Objections to Magistrate
Judge Sitarski's Report and Recommendation are
essentially a restatement of arguments raised in his
Petition; it further appearing after a de novo
review of this matter, Magistrate Judge
Sitarski's Report and Recommendation correctly determined
the legal and factual issues presented in the Petition, IT IS
ORDERED that petitioner's Objections to the Report and
Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Sitarski are
FURTHER ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation is
approved and adopted.
FURTHER ORDERED that the Petition is denied with prejudice.
FURTHER ORDERED that a certificate of appealability is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall mark this case
closed for statistical purposes.