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2007-UP-425 - State v. Taylor

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Therl Avery Taylor, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From York County
Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-425
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 9, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz III, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; Kevin Scott Brackett, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Appellant, Therl Avery Taylor, Jr., was indicted for and convicted of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  The trial judge sentenced Taylor to concurrent sentences of thirty-six years for murder and five years for possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  Taylor’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that he had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Taylor filed a separate pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record 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] the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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