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2009-UP-057 - State v. Yaghi

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Chukrallah A. Yaghi, Appellant.


Appeal From Horry County
Steven H. John, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-057
Submitted January 2, 2009 – Filed January 22, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor J. Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Chukrallah A. Yaghi appeals his convictions of murder, two counts of assault and battery with the intent to kill, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and concurrent sentences of life without parole, ten, ten, and ten years, respectively.  Yaghi argues the trial court erred by allowing the arresting officer to testify Yaghi displayed an “eerie” lack of remorse when arrested.  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 Yaghi’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED. 

WILLIAMS, PIEPER, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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