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2004-UP-534 - State v. Jackson

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.

Phillip Jackson,        Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2004-UP-534
Submitted October 1, 2004 – Filed October 20, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster;Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Phillip Jackson was indicted for murder.  He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole.  Jackson appeals. 

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

After a thorough review of the record and the pro se response 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] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.