Walter Oliver Melvin, Petitioner-appellant, v. Aaron Johnson, Secretary of Correction, Attorney General Ofnorth Carolina, Respondents-appellees, 872 F.2d 418 (4th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 872 F.2d 418 (4th Cir. 1989)

March 24, 1989

Walter Oliver Melvin, appellant pro se.

Richard Norwood League, Office of the Attorney General, for appellees.

Before DONALD RUSSELL and WILKINS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Walter Oliver Melvin seeks to appeal the district court's order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion accepting the recommendation of the magistrate discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Melvin v. Johnson, C/A No. 87-1074-HC (E.D.N.C. Aug. 8, 1988). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.