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2004-UP-118 - State v. Watkins

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Robert M. Watkins,        Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-118
Submitted December 23, 2003 – Filed February 25, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda P. Hagler, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry D. McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Robert M. Watson (Appellant) was convicted of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  He received concurrent sentences of thirty years in prison and five years in prison, respectively, on the two charges.

On appeal, counsel for Appellant has filed a final brief along with a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Appellant has filed a pro se response.  After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.      

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

GOOSLBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


[1]   This case is decided without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.