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2009-UP-569 - The State v. Randy Lester

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Randy Lester, Appellant.


Appeal From Marion County
Thomas A. Russo, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-569
Submitted December 1, 2009 – Filed December 2, 2009  


APPEAL DISMISSED


Acting Chief Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, of Columbia; and Solicitor Edgar Lewis Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Randy Lester appeals from his guilty plea to murder, armed robbery, and grand larceny, arguing his plea did not comply with the mandates of Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  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.

HEARN, C.J., CURETON, A.J., and GOOLSBY, A.J., concur.


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