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2004-UP-213 - State v. Moody

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT 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.

Gary J. Moody,        Appellant.


Appeal From Horry County
J. Michael Baxley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-213
Submitted January 29, 2004 – Filed March 29, 2004


AFFIRMED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, and Assistant Attorney General David Spencer, all of Columbia; and Solicitor John Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Gary J. Moody appeals from his conviction and sentence for second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  He contends the trial court erred in refusing to hold a pre-trial hearing to determine if interview tactics and adult influences could have tainted the child victim’s testimony.  We find Moody’s argument is so conclusory that it has been abandoned.  We therefore decline to address the merits of the issue.  State v. Jones, 344 S.C. 48, 58, 543 S.E.2d 541, 546 (2001).

AFFIRMED. [1]

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


[1] Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issue raised by Moody, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.