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2007-UP-253 - Rochester v. State

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

Darrell S. Rochester, Petitioner

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent


Appeal From Sumter County
 Howard P. King, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-253
Submitted May 1, 2007 – Filed May 24, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant. 

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Assistant Attorney General Paula S. Magargle, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Darrell S. Rochester appeals the dismissal of his Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus.  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] Rochester’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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