Melvin Darnell King, Petitioner-appellant, v. Edward W. Murray; Attorney General of the Commonwealth Ofvirginia, Respondents-appellees, 977 F.2d 572 (4th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 977 F.2d 572 (4th Cir. 1992) Submitted: June 18, 1992Decided: October 16, 1992

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Robert G. Doumar, District Judge. (CA-90-1805-2)

Melvin Darnell King, Appellant Pro Se.

Katherine Baldwin Toone, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellees.

E.D. Va.


Before MURNAGHAN, WILKINSON, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.



Melvin Darnell King seeks to appeal the district court's order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C.s 2254 (1988). Our review of the record and the district court's opinion partially adopting the recommendation of the magistrate judge 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. King v. Murray, No. CA-90-1805-2 (E.D. Va. Jan. 2, 1992). 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.