IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 14, 2010
LEE MAX BARNETT, PETITIONER,
VINCENT CULLEN, ACTING WARDEN, SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Judge
ORDER DISMISSING UNEXHAUSTED CLAIMS FROM THIRD AMENDED PETITION
DEATH PENALTY CASE
Pursuant to the Court's order dated April 29, 2010 (Doc. 295), Petitioner Lee Max Barnett has notified the Court that he elects to dismiss the unexhausted claims from his third amended petition (Doc. 183) without prejudice. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
The following claims and parts of claims are dismissed from petitioner's third amended petition without prejudice:
1) The portions of Claim 13 relating to Turowski and Hammons (Third Amended Petition [Doc. 183] at 269-70, ¶¶ 997-1002), and ineffective assistance of counsel claims relating to these witnesses (3d Am. Petn. at 170-71, ¶¶ 1003 & 1005);
2) The portion of Claim 54 regarding the anonymous letter (3d Am. Petn. at 439, ¶ 1512, including the claim of ineffective assistance of counsel relating to the anonymous letter (3d Am. Petn. at 441, ¶ 1517);
3) The portion of Claim 104 based on the newly discovered tape-recorded conversation between Petitioner and Gabryelski (3d Am. Petn. at 669, ¶ 2257 n. 206), including the claim of ineffective assistance of counsel (3d Am. Petn. at 672, ¶ 2265);
4) Claim 117; and
5) Claim 118.
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