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2009-UP-240 - State v. Pearson

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Rayshawn Pearson, Appellant.


Appeal From Williamsburg County
 Ralph F. Cothran, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-240
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed May 28, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender 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 Zelenka, of Columbia; and Solicitor Cecil K. Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Rayshawn Pearson appeals his guilty plea for murder, two counts of armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, arguing his plea was not knowingly or voluntarily made.  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.

HEARN, C.J., THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.


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