Leon STALEY, Jr., Petitioner Appellant,
STATE of South Carolina; Attorney General of the State of
South Carolina, Respondents Appellees.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted April 21, 1994.
Decided May 6, 1994.
23 F.3d 403
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Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia. Solomon Blatt, Jr., Senior District Judge. (CA-92-3554-8AJ-3)
Leon Staley, Jr., appellant pro se.
Donald John Zelenka, Chief Deputy Atty. Gen., Columbia, S.C., for appellees.
Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, MICHAEL, Circuit Judge, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. Sec. 2254 (1988) petition. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge 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. Staley v. South Carolina, No. CA-92-3554-8AJ-3 (D.S.C. Aug. 26, 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.