United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Roanoke Division
August 13, 2014
VIRGIL EDWIN WATSON III, Petitioner,
THOMAS REDMAN, Respondent.
NORMAN K. MOON, District Judge.
For the reasons stated in the accompanying memorandum opinion, it is hereby ORDERED that respondent's motion to dismiss (docket no. 5) is GRANTED; the above referenced 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition is DISMISSED; and this action is STRICKEN from the court's active docket.
Furthermore, finding that Watson has failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right as required by 28 U.S.C. §2253(c)(1), a certificate of appealability is DENIED.
The clerk is directed to send copies of this order and the accompanying memorandum opinion to the petitioner and to all counsel of record.
It is so ORDERED.