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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
Gerald Randal Smith, Appellant.
Appeal from Richland County
Clifton Newman, Circuit Court Judge
Reginald I. Lloyd, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-226
Submitted April 1, 2008 – Filed April 11, 2008
Deputy Chief Attorney for Capital Appeals, Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, of Columbia; and Warren B. Giese, Solicitor, of Columbia, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Gerald Randal Smith pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter before Judge Newman. At the subsequent sentencing hearing before Judge Lloyd, Smith was sentenced to twenty-seven years imprisonment. Upon reconsideration by the sentencing judge, his sentence was reduced to twenty-four years. On appeal, Smith alleges the plea judge improperly accepted his plea because there was no factual basis for his plea. Smith also filed a pro se brief, alleging the State violated his plea negotiations, and that Judge Lloyd’s sentence was inappropriate. After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.
HEARN, C.J., PIEPER, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur.
 We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.