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2007-UP-070 - State v. Upton
THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS 
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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In the Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Harold Edwin Upton, Appellant.


Appeal from Spartanburg County
 J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-070
Submitted January 2, 2007 – Filed February 12, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, 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 Harold W. Gowdy, III,  of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Harold Edwin Upton appeals his conviction of murder.  Upton claims the trial court erred by failing to direct a verdict for him on the charge of murder.  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[1] Upton’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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