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2004-UP-528 - State v. Coker

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.

Shameen Coker,        Appellant.


Appeal From Beaufort County
Perry M. Buckner, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-528
Submitted October 1, 2004 – Filed October 20, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, 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 Randolph  Murdaugh, III, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Shameen Coker appeals his convictions for murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.  The trial judge sentenced Coker to thirty years imprisonment for murder and a consecutive sentence of fifteen years imprisonment for armed robbery.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Coker attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Coker’s appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.  Coker filed a separate pro se response.

After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Anders 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]

STILWELL, BEATTY, and SHORT, 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 Rule 215, SCACR.