ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO AMEND TO NAME PROPER RESPONDENT
[Doc. No. 13]
ORDER DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO CHANGE NAME OF RESPONDENT TO WILLIAM MUNIZ
JENNIFER L. THURSTON, Magistrate Judge.
Petitioner initially named the People of the State of California as Respondent in this matter. On April 13, 2016, the Court issued an order advising Petitioner that the People of the State of California was not a proper respondent and that a petitioner proceeding with a petition for writ of habeas corpus must name the state officer having custody of him as respondent. The Court then directed Petitioner to amend the petition to name a proper respondent. Petitioner filed a motion to amend on April 20, 2016, wherein he requested Respondent be amended to William Muniz, Warden of Salinas Valley State Prison. Warden William Muniz is a proper respondent in this matter; therefore, the motion will be granted.
Accordingly, the Court
The Clerk of Court is
IT IS SO ORDERED.