Edwards seeks in this successive writ petition a certificate of probable cause and stay of execution. For the reasons stated in the district court's opinion of June 16, 1989, we are persuaded that Edwards has not demonstrated a "substantial showing of the denial of a federal right." Barefoot v. Estelle, 463 U.S. 880, 893, 103 S.Ct. 3383, 3394, 77 L.Ed.2d 1090 (1983).
Accordingly, the application for certificate of probable cause and stay of execution is DENIED.