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2009-UP-462 - State v. Taylor

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Joseph Denario Taylor, Appellant.


Appeal From Florence County
Michael G. Nettles, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-462
Submitted October 1, 2009 – Filed October 12, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, 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 Edgar L. Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Joseph Denario Taylor appeals his guilty plea under North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970), arguing the trial court erred by accepting his plea without inquiring into and seeking to resolve the conflict between his waiver of a trial and his claim of innocence.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel's brief, and Taylor's pro se 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.