Grace v. Louisiana State Penitentiary

Plaintiff: Charles E Grace
Defendant: Warden Louisiana State Penitentiary
Case Number: 6:2014cv00080
Filed: January 13, 2014
Court: Louisiana Western District Court
Office: Lafayette Office
County: Evangeline
Referring Judge: C Michael Hill
Presiding Judge: Richard T Haik
Nature of Suit: General
Cause of Action: 28:2254
Jury Demanded By: None

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August 21, 2015 28 Opinion or Order of the Court JUDGMENT ADOPTING 27 Report and Recommendations, 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Charles E Grace, 13 Amended Complaint, filed by Charles E Grace. IT IS ORDERED that petitioner's sole remaining sufficiency of the evidence claim is DENIED AND DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Richard T Haik, Sr on 8/19/15. (crt,Jordan, P)
May 8, 2015 21 Opinion or Order of the Court JUDGMENT ADOPTING 14 Report and Recommendations. IT IS ORDERED that Claims 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the instant petition for federal habeas corpus relief (that the admission of statements of deceased co-conspirator Tony THomas was in violation of pe titioner's Sixth Amendment right to confront his accusers; that petitioner's Sixth Amendment right to Compulsory Process was denied when the trial court denied petitioner's request to allow six alibi witnesses to testify because of a d iscovery violation (late disclosure); the State knowingly presented the alleged perjured testimony of Detective Chatuese Richard; ineffective assistance of appellate counsel because appellate counsel failed to raise a claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel for (a) failing to comply with discovery rules regarding alibi witness disclosure and (b) failing to request a cautionary charge concerning accomplice testimony; and ineffective assistance of counsel because counsel (a) failed to inv estigate or interview alibi witnesses; (b) failed to provide State with the names of alibi witnesses in response to discovery, (c) failed to file a Motion to Quash or object to the conspiracy to commit armed robbery charges when petition had also bee n charged with armed robbery based on double jeopardy grounds, and (d) failed to request a cautionary charge concerning accomplice testimony) are DENIED AND DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE because these claims are procedurally defaulted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the Claim 1 of the instant petition (that there was insufficient evidence to support petitioner's convictions) shall remain pending for further proceedings. Signed by Judge Richard T Haik, Sr on 5/8/15. (crt,Guidry, C)

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