996 F2d 1212 Turner v. W Murray

996 F.2d 1212

Robert Douglas TURNER, Petitioner-Appellant,
Edward W. MURRAY, Director of the Virginia Department of
Corrections, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 93-6087.

United States Court of Appeals,
Fourth Circuit.

Submitted: June 7, 1993.
Decided: June 23, 1993.

NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Rebecca B. Smith, District Judge. (CA-92-431)

Robert Douglas Turner, Appellant Pro Se.

Thomas Drummond Bagwell, Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee.



Before HALL, WILKINSON, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.



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Robert Douglas Turner seeks to appeal the district court's order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C.s 2254 (1988). 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.* Turner v. Murray, No. CA-92-431 (E.D. Va. Jan. 13, 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.



We disagree with the conclusion that Turner procedurally defaulted his identification claim, but find the issue to be meritless. Although a suggestive identification procedure occurred, there was no substantial chance of misidentification. See Manson v. Brathwaite, 432 U.S. 98, 114 (1977)