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2007-01-19-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

The State, Petitioner/Respondent,

v.

Kwasi Roosevelt Tuffour, Respondent/Petitioner.


ORDER


On October 4, 2006, we granted certiorari to review the decision of State v. Tuffour, 364 S.C. 497, 613 S.E.2d 174 (Ct. App. 2005). Subsequently, Tuffour pled guilty to a lesser-included offense and was sentenced to time served under the same indictment which was the subject of Tuffour’s 2002 conviction and this appeal. Therefore, we dismiss the petitions for a writ of certiorari and vacate the Court of Appeals’ opinion. Additionally, we vacate Tuffour’s 2002 conviction, and vacate our prior order dated December 19, 2006.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

s/Jean H. Toal                                      C.J.

s/James E. Moore                                   J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                                 J.

s/E. C. Burnett, III                                      J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                              J.


Columbia, South Carolina

January 19, 2007