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2004-UP-150 - State v. Brown

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOUD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Connie J. Brown,        Appellant.


Appeal From Horry County
James E. Lockemy, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-150
Submitted December 23, 2003 – Filed March 2, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III , Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh,  Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor John Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Connie Brown (Appellant) was convicted of two counts of murder, two counts of lynching, and one count of criminal conspiracy.  She was sentenced to concurrent terms of life in prison for the murders, twenty years on each lynching charge, and five years for criminal conspiracy.

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.