Lajoel T. Rouse, Petitioner Appellant, v. P.l. Huffman; Attorney General of the Commonwealth Ofvirginia, Respondents Appellees, 16 F.3d 411 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 16 F.3d 411 (4th Cir. 1994)

Submitted: January 20, 1994. Decided: February 4, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at Roanoke. Jackson L. Kiser, Chief District Judge. (CA-93-359)

LaJoel T. Rouse, appellant pro se.

Alan Katz, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, for appellees.

W.D. Va.


Before WIDENER, WILKINS, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.


Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) petition. 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. Rouse v. Huffman, No. CA-93-359 (W.D. Va. June 30, 1993). 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.