George Edward Fitzgerald, Petitioner--appellant, v. David L. Smith; Attorney General of the Commonwealth Ofvirginia, Respondents--appellees, 50 F.3d 6 (4th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Feb. 22, 1995. Submitted Jan. 19, 1995Decided Feb. 22, 1995
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at Roanoke. Samuel G. Wilson, District Judge. (CA-94-441-R)
George Edward Fitzgerald, Appellant Pro Se. Thomas Cauthorne Daniel, Assistant Attorney General, VA, for Appellees.
Before WILKINS and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and SPROUSE, Senior Circuit Judge.
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. Fitzgerald v. Smith, No. CA-94-441-R (W.D. Va. Nov. 21, 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.