William Henry Clay, Petitioner-appellant, v. Edward W. Murray, Respondent-appellee, 947 F.2d 940 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 947 F.2d 940 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted June 11, 1991. Decided Nov. 8, 1991

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. David G. Lowe, Magistrate Judge. (CA-89-506)

William Henry Clay, appellant pro se.

Linwood Theodore Wells, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Va. for appellee.

E.D. Va.


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



William Henry Clay seeks to appeal the magistrate judge's order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Our review of the record and the magistrate judge'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 magistrate judge. Clay v. Murray, CA-89-506 (E.D. Va. Nov. 2, 1990; Feb. 27, 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.