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2008-UP-706 - State v. McCornell

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.

James D. McCornell, Appellant.


Appeal from Fairfield County
  Kenneth G. Goode, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-706
Submitted December 1, 2008 – Filed December 16, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender LaNelle C. DuRant, 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 Douglas A. Barfield, Jr., of Lancaster, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: James D. McCornell appeals his guilty plea to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  He maintains his guilty plea failed to conform with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  Specifically, McCornell asserts the trial court failed to explain the consequences of pleading guilty.  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] McCornell’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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