No. 21-7161.

60 F.4th 209 (2023)

Thomas J. TORRENCE, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Warden Scott LEWIS, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: February 17, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Allison Krause Elder , ROOT & REBOUND, Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellant. Matthew C. Buchanan , SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE, AND PARDON SERVICES, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee.

Affirmed by published opinion. Judge Wynn wrote the opinion, in which Judge Wilkinson and Judge Agee joined.

In 1992, habeas petitioner Thomas Torrence was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for thirty years in South Carolina state court for a number of crimes he committed in 1987, including two murders. But in 2004, the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services ("Department") notified Torrence...

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