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Landrum v. Anderson

December 11, 2006

LAWRENCE LANDRUM, PETITIONER,
v.
CARL S. ANDERSON, WARDEN, RESPONDENT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: District Judge Thomas M. Rose

Sixth Circuit Case Nos.06-4194, 06-4251

Chief Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON CERTIFICATE OF

APPEALABILITY

The Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendations of United States Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz (Doc. #228), to whom this case was referred pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(b), and noting that no objections have been filed thereto and that the time for filing such objections under Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b) expired on December 7, 2006, hereby ADOPTS said Report and Recommendations.

It is therefore ORDERED that Petitioner's Motion for Certificate of Appealability (Doc. No. 227) be granted. The Court certifies the following eight issues as appealable under the

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (Pub. L. No 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214)(the "AEDPA"):

1. Trial counsels' deficient performance in the trial phase prejudiced Landrum.

2. The trial court erred when it did not order the prosecution to grant Swackhammer immunity.

3. The district court erred when it denied Petitioner's motion to supplement the record with the affidavit of reconstruction expert, Wayne Hill.

4. The trial court erred in the sentencing phase when it excluded, testimony that detailed Landrum's role in the offense.

5. The Ohio Supreme Court erred when it "reweighed" testimony which was never adduced and the jury never heard.

6. The trial court erred when it denied counsels' repeated requests for a continuance.

7. Defense counsel performed deficiently in the mitigation phase to the ...


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