The Court denied Petitioner's motion to reconsider denial of emergency bond, despite his age (68), a month long respiratory infection, and the presence of COVID-19 in the facility. Petitioner had been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. The Court's standard for the motion to reconsider requires a "palpable defect," and the Court was not convinced that there had been a palpable defect in the original denial of Petitioner's emergency bond, as Petitioner had previously agreed to a postponement of his habeas petition so that the Michigan Attorney General's Conviction Integrity Unit could investigate his case for a wrongful conviction . Id. at 2.
Titus v. Nagy, No. 2:18-cv-11315-PDB-MKM, Dkt. No. 22 (E.D. Mich. May 26, 2020).
Criminal (State Charges)
Class Certification, Preliminary Injunction (PI), Release
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Parole or Probation Violations, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
Compassionate Release Specific Characteristics
Has a significant criminal history, Only served a small portion of their sentence (less than 33%), Was sentenced as a Career Offender under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Went to trial
Age, Asthma, Cancer, Cardiac Disease, High Cholesterol, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Kidney Disease, Other, Substance Use Disorder, Month long respiratory infection
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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