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2004-UP-454 - State v. King

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Douglas Francis King, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
 John W. Kittredge, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-454
Submitted July 7, 2004 – Filed August 26, 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 Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Douglas Francis King appeals his conviction for three counts of desecration of human remains, one count of obliteration, vandalization, or desecration of human burial grounds, one count of malicious injury to personal property, and conspiracy.  King argues the trial court erred by admitting evidence of uncharged prior bad acts that impermissibly placed King’s character in issue.  King’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that he had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  King did not file a separate pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s brief 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 [1] King’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., HUFF, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur. 


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.