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2009-UP-058 - State v. Williams

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

James Jamal Williams, Appellant.


Appeal From Darlington County
 James E. Lockemy, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-058
Submitted January 2, 2009 – Filed January 22, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney for Capital Appeals Robert M. Dudek, 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 Jay E. Hodge, Jr., of Cheraw, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  James Jamal Williams appeals his convictions for murder, first degree burglary, kidnapping, possession of a weapon, and possession of marijuana.  Williams’s counsel argues the trial judge erred by refusing to instruct the jury on voluntary manslaughter, as a lesser-included offense.  Williams also submitted a pro se brief.  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 Williams’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.