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Daniel Frederick Krone v. T.L. Gonzalez

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


February 23, 2012

DANIEL FREDERICK KRONE,
PETITIONER,
v.
T.L. GONZALEZ, WARDEN ET AL., RESPONDENTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Dana M. SABRAWUnited States District Judge

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, DENYING CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY DISMISSING PETITION, AND

Petitioner Daniel Frederick Krone, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. Section 2254 challenging his conviction and sentence for assault and two counts of second degree murder. The petition was referred to United States Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr. for a report and recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(b)(1)(B) and Civil Local Rule 72.1(d). Respondents filed a motion to dismiss based on the statute of limitations. On January 19, 2012, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation, recommending to grant Respondents' motion and dismiss the petition as time barred.

Petitioner timely objected to the Report and Recommendation. Respondents did not file a response. In reviewing a magistrate judge's report and recommendation, the district court "shall make a de novo determination of those portions of the report . . . to which objection is made," and "may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).

Upon de novo review of the Report and Recommendation and Petitioner's objections, the objections are overruled. Even if Petitioner is given the benefit of equitable tolling, the petition was filed more than nine years after the expiration of the statute of limitations. (See Report and Recommendation at 4-5.) To the extent Petitioner argues Respondents' motion should be denied based on his actual innocence, an issue not addressed in the Report and Recommendation, his conclusory assertions do not meet the standard set forth in Lee v. Lampert, 653 F.3d 929 (9th Cir. 2011) (en banc), and Schlup v. Delo, 513 U.S. 298 (1995).

Accordingly, Petitioner's objections are OVERRULED and the Report and Recommendation is ADOPTED. Respondents' motion to dismiss is GRANTED. The petition is DISMISSED as time barred. Certificate of appealability is DENIED.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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