IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 27, 2011
CHARLES BRANCH, PETITIONER,
JAMES A. YATES, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Judge
Petitioner, Charles Branch, is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner is currently serving an indeterminate sentence of fifty years to life following his convictions by jury trial in the Solano County Superior Court, Case No. FCR215293, for first degree murder with a penalty enhancement for personally and intentionally discharging a firearm to cause death. With his petition, Petitioner presents various claims challenging the constitutionality of his conviction.
The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302. On November 8, 2010, the magistrate judge filed findings and recommendations herein which were served on all parties and which contained notice to all parties that any objections to the findings and recommendations were to be filed within twenty-one days.
Neither party has filed objections to the findings and recommendations.*fn1
The court has reviewed the file and finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by the magistrate judge's analysis. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The findings and recommendations filed November 8, 2010 are adopted in full.
2. The petition for writ of habeas corpus is DENIED.