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2008-UP-269 - Singleton v. State

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

Paul Singleton, Petitioner,

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent.


ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI


Appeal from Georgetown County
J. Michael Baxley, Circuit Court Judge
Paula H. Thomas, Post-Conviction Relief Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-269
Submitted April 1, 2008 – Filed May 19, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, and Paul D. Singleton, of Ridgeville, for Petitioner.

Attorney General Henry D. McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General


PER CURIAM:  Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari from the denial of his application for post-conviction relief (PCR). 

Because there is sufficient evidence to support the PCR judge’s finding that Petitioner is entitled to a belated appeal, we grant the petition for a writ of certiorari and proceed with a review of the direct appeal issue pursuant to Davis v. State, 288 S.C. 290, 342 S.E.2d 60 (1986). 

Petitioner’s appeal is dismissed[1], after consideration of Petitioner’s pro se brief and review pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).  Counsel’s motion to be relieved is granted.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HUFF, KITTREDGE, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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