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2008-UP-214 - State v. Bowers

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.

James Bowers, Appellant.


Appeal from Beaufort County
Thomas W. Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2008-UP-214
Submitted April 1, 2008 – Filed April 4, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney, Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor I. McDuffie Stone, of Hampton, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  James Bowers appeals his conviction of armed robbery and sentence of life imprisonment.  He maintains the trial court erred by failing to suppress the victim’s identification of him at an unduly suggestive show-up procedure.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Bowers’ 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[1] Bowers’ appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, SHORT and THOMAS concur.


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