No. 89-4458.

876 F.2d 377 (1989)

Leo EDWARDS, Jr., Petitioner-Appellant, v. Lee Roy BLACK, Commissioner Mississippi Department of Corrections, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

June 17, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Clive A. Stafford Smith, Atlanta, Ga., for petitioner-appellant.

Mike Moore, Atty. Gen., Marvin L. White, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Jackson, Miss., for respondent-appellee.

Before CLARK, Chief Judge, and WILLIAMS and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.


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.


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