Richard Ellis, Petitioner-appellant, v. S.r. Witkowski, Warden; Attorney General of South Carolina,respondents-appellees, 875 F.2d 314 (4th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 875 F.2d 314 (4th Cir. 1989) Submitted: April 27, 1989. Decided: May 17, 1989

Richard Ellis, appellant pro se.

Donald John Zelenka (Office of the Attorney General of South Carolina), for appellees.

Before K.K. HALL, MURNAGHAN and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges.


Richard Ellis 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. Ellis v. Witkowski, C/A No. 3:88-1832 (D.S.C. Dec. 15, 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.