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2008-UP-144 - State v. Porterfield

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.

Ronald Porterfield, Appellant.


Appeal from Richland County
 Alison Renee Lee, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-144
Submitted March 3, 2008 – Filed March 6, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Ronald Porterfield appeals his convictions for assault and battery with intent to kill and kidnapping, as well as his sentence of life imprisonment without parole.  Porterfield argues the trial court erred in refusing to admit evidence of the victim’s statement to emergency room personnel.  Porterfield also argues the trial court erred in not allowing him to impeach his sister’s credibility with evidence of prior instances of domestic violence and prior allegations by her against her children’s father regarding kidnapping and sexual abuse.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Porterfield’s pro se 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 Porterfield’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, SHORT, and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


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