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2008-UP-058 - State v. Legette

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Willie Legette, Appellant.


Appeal From Williamsburg County
 Howard P. King, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-058
Submitted January 1, 2008 – Filed January 15, 2008  


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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 Cecil Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM:  Willie Legette (Appellant) was convicted of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  He was sentenced to life in prison for murder and five years in prison for the weapons charge, to run consecutively.  On appeal, counsel for Appellant has filed a final brief along with a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Appellant has filed a pro se response.  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 the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.              

APPEAL DISMISSED.[1]

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


[1]  This case is decided without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.