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2009-UP-410 - State v. Miller

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Joe Nathan Miller, Appellant.


Appeal From Sumter County
Steven H. John, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-410
Submitted September 1, 2009 – Filed September 2, 2009  


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Kathrine H. Hudgins, 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 C. Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Joe Nathan Miller appeals his involuntary manslaughter conviction and three-year sentence, arguing the trial court erred in allowing a police officer to give opinion testimony about blood splatter.  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. 

HUFF, THOMAS, and PIEPER, JJ., concur. 


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