United States District Court, S.D. Georgia, Statesboro Division
December 11, 2014
GEORGE WALTER KIRKLAND, Petitioner,
BRUCE CHATMAN, Warden, and THE STATE OF GEORGIA, Respondents.
B. AVANT EDENFIELD, District Judge.
After an independent review of the record, the Court concurs with the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, to which no objections have been filed. Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
Respondent's Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED. Kirkland's Petition for writ of habeas corpus, filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, is DISMISSED, without prejudice, due to his failure to exhaust his available state remedies. The Clerk of Court is hereby authorized and directed to enter an appropriate Judgment of Dismissal.