Tinsley v. Estes et al, No. 2:2013cv01590 - Document 5 (N.D. Ala. 2014)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Robert B Propst on 1/6/2014. (AVC)
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FILED 2014 Jan-06 AM 09:04 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION MARK LUKE TINSLEY, Petitioner, v. WARDEN DEWAYNE ESTES and the ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA, Respondents. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action Number: 2:13-cv-1590-RBP-JEO MEMORANDUM OPINION The Petitioner, an Alabama state prisoner acting pro se, filed this action on August 28, 2013, seeking a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254. The Clerk has received a letter notice dated December 9, 2013, from the Central Records Clerk of the Alabama Department of Corrections advising that Petitioner is deceased and thus no longer in DOC custody. (Doc. 4). The death of the habeas petitioner renders a habeas action moot. Bruno v. Secretary, Fla. Dep t of Corr., 700 F.3d 445 (11th Cir. 2012) (citing Dove v. United States, 423 U.S. 325 (1976)). Accordingly, this action is due to be DISMISSED AS MOOT. A separate final order will be entered. DONE, this 6th day of January, 2014. ______________________________________ ROBERT B. PROPST SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE