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2004-UP-647 - State v. Hutto

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Randolph Hutto,        Appellant.


Appeal From Barnwell County
James C. Williams, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-647
Submitted December 1, 2004 – Filed December 21, 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 Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Randolph Hutto appeals his conviction for voluntary manslaughter, arguing the trial court erred in allowing certain testimony from an investigating officer regarding the officer’s opinion of Hutto’s injuries and the cause of the victim’s death.  Hutto also filed a separate pro se brief, which asserts several jurisdictional, procedural, and substantive exceptions to the trial court’s ruling.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Hutto’s pro se 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 Hutto’s appeal under Rule 220(b)(2), SCACR, and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., GOOLSBY and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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