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2009-UP-477 - State v. Freeman

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Steven Joel Freeman, Appellant.


Appeal From York County
 John C. Hayes, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-477
Submitted October 1, 2009 – Filed October 13, 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, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Kevin S. Brackett, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Steven Joel Freeman appeals his guilty pleas to murder, first-degree burglary, and resisting arrest.  Freeman argues the trial court erred by accepting his pleas because they did not comply with Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  Freeman also filed a pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record and both briefs 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.