Unpublished Dispositionroy French, Petitioner-appellant, v. Bill Seabold, Warden, Respondent-appellee, 837 F.2d 475 (6th Cir. 1988)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 837 F.2d 475 (6th Cir. 1988) Jan. 25, 1988



This case has been referred to a panel of the court pursuant to Rule 9(a), Rules of the Sixth Circuit. Upon examination of the record and briefs, this panel unanimously agrees that oral argument is not necessary. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a).

This pro se Kentucky state prisoner appeals the district court's judgment adopting, over petitioner's timely objection, the magistrate's report recommending dismissal of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition.

Petitioner was convicted, by a jury, of voluntary manslaughter, willful murder, and two counts of malicious shooting and wounding. He was sentenced to life on the murder charge, and twenty-one years on each of the three other charges. In his petition, he argued that he did not knowingly waive his right to appeal and he was denied effective assistance of counsel. Upon review, we conclude the district court properly dismissed the petition.

Accordingly, the district court's judgment is hereby affirmed pursuant to Rule 9(b) (5), Rules of the Sixth Circuit, for the reasons set forth in the magistrate's report dated January 22, 1987.