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2008-UP-230 - State v. Clinkscales

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Cedric Andrae Clinkscales, Appellant.


Appeal from Anderson County
 Edward W. Miller, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-230
Submitted April 1, 2008 – Filed April 14, 2008  


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney for Capital Appeals Joseph L. Savitz, III, 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; Christina T. Adams, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Cedric Andrae Clinkscales appeals his convictions for murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  Clinkscales contends the trial court erred in refusing to charge voluntary manslaughter.  Clinkscales’ counsel attached a petition to be relieved, stating he reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Clinkscales filed a pro se brief raising numerous issues.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief and Clinkscales’ 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 his appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., PIEPER, J., and GOOLSBY, A.J., concur.


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