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2007-UP-483 - State v. Blackwell

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.

Eric Dwayne Blackwell Appellant.


Appeal From Cherokee County
J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2007-UP-483
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 12, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, 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; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg.

PER CURIAM:  Eric Dwayne Blackwell appeals his guilty plea for murder and life sentence.  Blackwell argues he received ineffective assistance of counsel on his guilty plea.  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] Blackwell’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion 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.