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2008-UP-478 - State v. Sullivan

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.

Morris Sullivan, Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-478
Submitted August 1, 2008 –File August 11, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, Division of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

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

PER CURIAM: Morris Sullivan appeals his convictions and sentences for voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a person under the age of twenty-one.  Sullivan’s appellate counsel filed a brief and attached a petition to be relieved as counsel pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).  Counsel argues the trial court erred by not directing a verdict by reason of self-defense and defense of habitation.  Sullivan also filed a pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Sullivan’s 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[1] Sullivan’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

KONDUROS, J., CURETON, A.J., and GOOLSBY, A.J., concur.


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