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2009-UP-180 - State v. Beasley

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.

Herman Lee Beasley, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
 C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-180
Submitted April 1, 2009 – Filed April 30, 2009


AFFIRMED


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 Julie M. Thames, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Herman Lee Beasley appeals his convictions for three counts of second degree lynching and two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.  Beasley argues the trial court erred by declining to direct a verdict.  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities:  State v. Frazier, 375 S.C. 575, 581, 654 S.E.2d 280, 283 (Ct. App. 2007) (“If there is any direct evidence or substantial circumstantial evidence reasonably tending to prove the guilt of the accused, an appellate court must find the case was properly submitted to the jury.”); State v. Bagwell, 201 S.C. 387, 399-400, 23 S.E.2d 244, 249 (1942) (holding an accused may be convicted on uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice, and the weight to be given to the testimony of the accomplice is for the jury's determination).

AFFIRMED.[1]

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


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