THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
The State, Respondent,
Thomas Kennedy, Petitioner.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS
Opinion No. 25397
Heard December 12, 2001 - Filed January 14, 2002
Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of S.C. Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for petitioner.
Attorney General Charles M. Condon, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Senior Assistant Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, and Solicitor Warren B. Giese, all of Columbia, for respondent.
PER CURIAM: We granted a writ of certiorari to review the Court of Appeals's decision in State v. Kennedy, 339 S.C. 243, 528 S.E.2d 700 (Ct. App. 2000). We now affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR. See Rule 404(b), SCRE; State v. Brazell, 325 S.C. 65, 480 S.E.2d 64 (1997) (speedy trial issue).
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.