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2009-UP-188 - State v. Brockman

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Karlton Katrell Brockman, Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
Roger L. Couch, Special Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-188
Submitted April 1, 2009 – Filed May 5, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Karlton Katrell Brockman appeals his guilty pleas and sentences for murder and armed robbery, arguing his plea failed to 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.