Gary Lee Tompa, Appellant, v. C. C. Peyton, Superintendent of the Virginia State Penitentiary, Appellee, 378 F.2d 1022 (4th Cir. 1967)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 378 F.2d 1022 (4th Cir. 1967) Argued May 4, 1967
Decided June 8, 1967

Louis S. Herrink, Jr., Richmond, Va. (Court-assigned counsel), for appellant.

Reno S. Harp, III, Asst. Atty. Gen., of Virginia (Robert Y. Button, Atty. Gen., of Virginia, on brief), for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and SOBELOFF and BRYAN, Circuit Judges.


This is a sequel to Tompa v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 4 Cir., 331 F.2d 552. It comes up now after a plenary hearing from findings and conclusions that Tompa's representation in defending the criminal charges against him in the state court was not so deficient as to present a constitutional issue. The record lends adequate support for the District Court's findings and conclusions, and the judgment dismissing the petition for a writ of habeas corpus is affirmed.