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2009-UP-330 - State v. Boatwright

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Benjamin F. Boatwright, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 Roger M. Young, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-330
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 15, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender Wanda H. Carter, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney Donald J. Zelenka and Solicitor Warren B. Giese, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Benjamin F. Boatwright appeals his guilty plea and sentence for assault and battery with intent to kill, arguing the plea court failed to advise him of his right to confront his accusers.  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.