United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
ANTONIO D. FLETCHER-BEY, Petitioner,
RANDY PFISTER, Respondent.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
R. HERNDON, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Antonio D. Fletcher-Bey was convicted of aggravated
kidnapping by a jury in the Circuit Court of Madison County,
Illinois, in 2006. He was sentenced to twenty-eight years
imprisonment. After pursuing various state court challenges
to his conviction, he filed a petition for writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2254. (Doc. 1).
matter is now before the Court on respondent's Motion to
Dismiss or Stay. (Doc. 14). Respondent argues that the
petition is time-barred, but suggests a stay may be
appropriate because of pending state court proceedings.
Petitioner agrees that the case should be stayed. (Doc. 21).
Asserted for Habeas Relief
construed on preliminary review, the petition states the
1. The state failed to prove the secrecy element of
2. The trial judge did not allow petitioner to inquire into
possible racial bias during jury selection.
3 Petitioner's waiver of counsel was not unequivocal,
unambiguous, or voluntary.
4. The prosecutor committed reversible error during closing
5. The use of a witnesses' prior statement violated
6. A term of supervised release was imposed pursuant to an
ambiguous statute that has since been revised
See, Doc. 7.
has filed a number of overlapping challenges to his