Edward D. Ashford, Petitioner-appellant, v. State of Maryland, J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney Generalfor the State of Maryland, Respondents-appellees, 922 F.2d 835 (4th Cir. 1990)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 922 F.2d 835 (4th Cir. 1990) Submitted Nov. 5, 1990. Decided Dec. 19, 1990

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Edward S. Northrop, Senior District Judge. (CA-89-175-N)

Edward D. Ashford, appellant pro se.

Kreg Paul Greer, Assistant Attorney General, Baltimore, Md., for appellees.

D. Md.


before CHAPMAN and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Edward D. Ashford 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. Ashford v. Maryland, CA-89-175-N (D. Md. May 4, 1990). 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.