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2009-UP-078 - State v. Weatherford

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Joshua Weatherford, Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No.  2009-UP-078
Submitted February 2, 2009 – Filed February 11, 2009 


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 Jay E. Hodge, Jr., for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Joshua Weatherford appeals his guilty plea to second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and nine year sentence.  Weatherford argues his guilty plea did not comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  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. 

SHORT, THOMAS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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