Jerome Lamont Thomas, Petitioner Appellant, v. Ellis B. Wright, Respondent Appellee, 39 F.3d 1178 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 39 F.3d 1178 (4th Cir. 1994)

Submitted April 26, 1994. Decided Oct. 25, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. David G. Lowe, Magistrate Judge. (CA-92-680-3)

Jerome Lamont Thomas, Appellant Pro Se. Katherine P. Baldwin, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Richmond, VA, for appellee.

E.D. Va.


Before WILKINSON and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and SPROUSE, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant seeks to appeal the magistrate judge's*  order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) petition. 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. Thomas v. Wright, No. CA-92-680-3 (E.D. Va. Oct. 6, 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.



Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.A. Sec. 636(c) (2) (West 1993), the parties consented to proceed before a federal magistrate judge