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2005-UP-037 - State v. Allen

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.

John A. Allen, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From Abbeville County
 Wyatt T. Saunders, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-037
Submitted January 1, 2005 – Filed January 14, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, 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 , Office of the Attorney General, all of Columbia; and Solicitor William Townes Jones, of Greenwood, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  John A. Allen appeals the denial of his motion for a directed verdict, arguing that the trial judge improperly allowed the jury to engage in conjecture and speculation. 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 Allen’s appeal under Rule 220(b)(2), SCACR, and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved. 

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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