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2008-UP-627 - State v. Bellman

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Leon V. Bellman, Appellant.


Appeal From Charleston County
 John C. Few, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-627
Submitted November 3, 2008 – Filed November 12, 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 Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Leon Bellman appeals his conviction for trafficking cocaine and twenty-five year sentence.  Bellman contends the trial court erred in refusing to excuse a juror for cause who expressed bias.   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.

ANDERSON, HUFF, and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


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