Frizell Stephens, Appellant, v. Edward W. Murray, Director of Virginia Department Ofcorrections; Attorney General of Virginia, Appellees, 805 F.2d 393 (4th Cir. 1986)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 805 F.2d 393 (4th Cir. 1986)

Submitted Sept. 26, 1986. Decided Nov. 20, 1986

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at Lynchburg. Jackson L. Kiser, District Judge. (C/A No. 86-59-L)

Frizell Stephens, appellant pro se.

Frank Snead Ferguson, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, for appellees.

W.D. Va.


Before RUSSELL, WIDENER and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.


A review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that an appeal from its order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 would be without merit. Because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal, dispense with oral argument, and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Stephens v. Murray, C/A No. 86-59-L (W.D. Va., July 10, 1986).