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2004-UP-531 - State v. Taylor
PER CURIAM: Christopher Taylor appeals his convictions for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State of South Carolina,        Respondent,

v.

Christopher Taylor,        Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-531
Submitted October 1, 2004 – Filed October 20, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


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 Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Randolph Murdaugh, III, of Hampton, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Christopher Taylor appeals his convictions for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The trial judge sentenced him to fifteen years imprisonment for armed robbery and five years imprisonment for the weapon charge.  The sentences were to be served concurrently.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Taylor attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating he had reviewed the record and concluded Taylor’s appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.  Taylor did not file 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.