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2008-UP-491 - State v. Reliford

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.

Ephrain Reliford, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal from Aiken County
 James W. Johnson, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-491
Submitted August 1, 2008 – Filed August 15, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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 Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Ephrain Reliford, Jr., pled guilty to manslaughter in 1995. The circuit court sentenced Reliford to thirty years’ imprisonment.  On appeal, Reliford maintains the trial court erred in denying his motion to withdraw his plea because the plea was based on false information provided by his counsel.  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[1] Reliford’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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