Earl Whitted, Jr., Petitioner-appellant, v. Lacy H. Thornburg, Attorney General of North Carolina;donald M. Jacobs, District Attorney, Eighth Judicialdistrict; James M. Sasser, High Sheriff; David B.brantley, Clerk of Superior Court, Wayne County,respondents-appellees, 941 F.2d 1208 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 941 F.2d 1208 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted: July 26, 1991Decided: August 29, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Raleigh.

D. Lynn Whitted, Goldsboro, North Carolina; Roland C. Braswell, Goldsboro, North Carolina, for Appellant. Clarence Joe DelForge, III, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NORTH CAROLINA, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellees.

Before RUSSELL and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Earl Whitted, Jr. 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 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. Whitted v. Thornburg, CA-90-608-HC-BR (E.D.N.C. Apr. 8, 1991). 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.