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2007-UP-281 - State v. Williams

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Rodney Grant Williams, Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-281
Submitted June 1, 2007 – Filed June 6, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney for Capital Appeals 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 David M. Pascoe, Jr., of Summerville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Rodney Grant Williams appeals his conviction and sentence for murder.  Williams argues the trial court failed to comply with the mandates of Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  This issue is not preserved for review, as Williams did not object at the plea proceeding.  State v. McKinney, 278 S.C. 107, 108, 292 S.E. 2d 598, 599 (1982) (“Absent timely objection at a plea proceeding, the unknowing and involuntary nature of a guilty plea can only be attacked through the more appropriate channel of Post-Conviction Relief.”).  After a thorough review of the record and briefs, 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL  DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., KITTREDGE, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur.