Civ. A. No. 77-0775-R.

462 F.Supp. 374 (1979)

Joseph L. EDWARDS v. W. F. SASSER, Superintendent.

United States District Court, E. D. Virginia, Richmond Division.

January 3, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph L. Edwards, pro se.

Robert H. Herring, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen. of Va., Richmond, Va., for defendant.


MERHIGE, District Judge.

Petitioner, Joseph L. Edwards, a prisoner confined in the Virginia State Correction System at the Caroline Correctional Unit # 2, Hanover, Virginia, has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus. Jurisdiction vests in this court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254(a).

The Court has previously determined that petitioner exhausted his state remedies when the Virginia Supreme Court considered and denied his state petition...

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