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2008-MO-020 - Lesane 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 Supreme Court


Michael Bernard Lesane, Petitioner,

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent.


Appeal from Georgetown County
 B. Hicks Harwell, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Memorandum Opinion No. 2008-MO-020 
Submitted April 1, 2008 – Filed April 7, 2008


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, Division of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Petitioner.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General Daniel L. Grigg, all of Columbia, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  Following a post-conviction relief (PCR) hearing, this Court granted petitioner a belated direct appeal pursuant to White v. State, 263 S.C. 110, 208 S.E.2d 35 (1974).  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority: State v. Morris, 376 S.C. 189, 656 S.E.2d 359 (2008) (denial of continuance will not be overturned on appeal absent clear abuse of discretion).

TOAL, C.J., MOORE, WALLER, PLEICONES and BEATTY, JJ., concur.