United States of America, Plaintiff Appellee, v. David Lee Williams, Defendant Appellant, 39 F.3d 1179 (4th Cir. 1994)

Annotate this Case
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 39 F.3d 1179 (4th Cir. 1994)

Submitted Jan. 31, 1994. Decided Oct. 25, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Frederic N. Smalkin, District Judge. (CR-88-141-S, CA-93-1853-S)

David Lee Williams, appellant pro se.

Lynne Ann Battaglia, U.S. Atty., Baltimore, MD, for appellee.

D. Md.


Before WIDENER and WILKINS, Circuit Judges, and SPROUSE, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant appeals from the district court's order denying his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (1988) motion. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court.*  United States v. Williams, Nos. CR-88-141-S; CA-93-1853-S (D. Md. 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. The motion to appoint counsel is denied.



We note that the denial of a severance motion may rise to the level of a due process violation, but agree with the district court that Williams has failed to demonstrate that he was prejudiced by the joint trial