Walter D. Brooks, Iii, Petitioner Appellant, v. Virginia Department of Corrections; Edward Murray;attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia,respondents Appellees, 35 F.3d 555 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 35 F.3d 555 (4th Cir. 1994) Submitted June 14, 1994. Decided Sept. 2, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at Roanoke. Samuel G. Wilson, District Judge. (CA-93-93-R).

Walter D. Brooks, III, appellant Pro Se.

Linwood Theodore Wells, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Richmond, VA, for appellees.

W.D. Va.


Before WILKINSON, HAMILTON, and MICHAEL, 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. Brooks v. Virginia Dep't of Corrections, No. CA-93-93-R (W.D. Va. Jan. 11, 1994). 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.