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2008-UP-232 - State v. Beeks

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Vanessa Beeks, Appellant.


Appeal from Greenville County
 D. Garrison Hill, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2008-UP-232
Submitted April 1, 2008 – Filed April 15, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney, Joseph L. Savitz, III, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia; and Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Vanessa Beeks appeals her guilty plea for grand larceny, armed robbery, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  Beeks claims that her guilty plea did not comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  Specifically, she claims the taking of her plea in a group setting rendered her plea involuntary as she could have been influenced by the actions of the other defendants.    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 her appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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