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2004-UP-296 - State v. Gilliard

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.

Kandy Gilliard, Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-296
Submitted February 20, 2004 – Filed May 5, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, 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 Ralph E. Hoisington, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Kandy Gilliard appeals her convictions for murder and strong-armed robbery.  Gilliard’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating he has reviewed the record and has concluded Gilliard’s appeal is without merit.  The issue briefed by counsel concerns whether the trial court erred in refusing to allow a polygraph examiner to testify for Gilliard.  Gilliard has not filed any documents on her own behalf.

After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we hold there are no directly appealable issues that are arguable on their merits.  Accordingly, we dismiss Gilliard’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur


[1]   Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rules 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.