Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland.
Nos. 1:12-cr-00574-1; 1:15-cv-00547—Christopher A. Boyko, District Judge.
Argued: January 24, 2018
Decided and Filed: May 14, 2018
Before: GIBBONS, WHITE, and STRANCH, Circuit Judges.
JANE B. STRANCH, Circuit Judge. Andrew Martin filed a § 2255 motion to vacate his
sentence, arguing that his attorneys’ ineffective assistance cost him a three-point sentencing
reduction for acceptance of responsibility. The district court denied Martin’s motion without
holding an evidentiary hearing. Because the district court abused its discretion by declining to
hold an evidentiary hearing, we REVERSE the district court’s order and REMAND for further