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2007-UP-465 - State v. Muhammad

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.

Wahid Muhammad, Appellant.


Appeal from Spartanburg County
 Roger L. Couch, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-465   
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 11, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, of Columbia; and Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Wahid Muhammad pled guilty to four counts of armed robbery and one count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN).  He received concurrent twenty-five year sentences for each armed robbery plea and two years, consecutive, for the ABHAN plea.   On appeal, Muhammad contends the plea judge failed to inform him adequately of the constitutional rights he waived by pleading guilty.  Muhammad’s counsel attached a petition to be relieved, stating she reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Muhammad did not file a pro se brief.  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 the appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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