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2008-UP-503 - State v. Laws

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Brian Douglas Laws, Appellant.


Appeal From Pickens County
 C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-503
Submitted September 2, 2008 – Filed September 5, 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; Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Brian Laws appeals from his conviction of armed robbery.  On appeal, Laws’ counsel argues the statement Laws made to police was not voluntary and therefore should not have been admitted into evidence.  Laws also filed a pro se brief raising numerous issues.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Laws’ 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

SHORT, THOMAS, and PIEPER, JJ., concur.


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