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2008-UP-404 - State v. Walling

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.

Laurie Walling, Appellant.


Appeal From Orangeburg County
 James C. Williams, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-404
Submitted July 1, 2008 – Filed July 17, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney for Capital Appeals Robert M. Dudek, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; Solicitor David Michael Pascoe, Jr., of Orangeburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Laurie Walling appeals his guilty plea for armed robbery and sentence of twenty-two years.  He argues his guilty plea failed to comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  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.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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