No. 97-41256.

158 F.3d 903 (1998)

Tyrone FULLER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Gary JOHNSON, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

October 27, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rita Jeanne Radostitz, Maurie Amanda Levin, Austin, TX, for Petitioner-Appellant.

Gena A. Blount, Asst. Atty. Gen., Austin, TX, for Respondent-Appellee.

Before DAVIS, JONES and DUHÉ, Circuit Judges.

W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:

Tyrone Fuller, a Texas death row inmate, appeals the district court's denial of his request for federal habeas relief. He raises several claims in this appeal. We conclude that he has procedurally defaulted on these claims. In the alternative, we conclude that his claims are without merit. We therefore affirm the dismissal of his petition for habeas relief.

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