885 F.2d 865
Tony HOWARD, Petitioner-Appellant,
Edward W. MURRAY, Director of the Virginia Department of
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted Aug. 8, 1989.
Decided Sept. 15, 1989.
NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.
Tony Howard, appellant pro se.
Robert Quentin Harris, Office of the Attorney General, for appellee.
Before DONALD RUSSELL and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.
Tony Howard seeks to appeal the district court's order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 2254. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion accepting the recommendation of the magistrate 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. Howard v. Murray, C/A No. 87-671-N (E.D.Va. June 3, 1988). 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.