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2008-UP-577 - State v. Cowan

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Sammy K. Cowan, Appellant.


Appeal From Anderson County
 Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-577
Submitted October 1, 2008 – Filed October 14, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Katherine Hudgins, South Carolina Commission of 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 Christina T. Adams, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Sammy Cowan appeals his convictions for murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, arguing the trial court erred in failing to strike prejudicial statements of two witnesses.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Cowan’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 the appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, WILLIAMS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.


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