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2010-UP-009 - The State v. Jwan Smith

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Jwan Smith, Appellant.


Appeal From Anderson County
Alexander S. Macaulay, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-009
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 21, 2010   


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 Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Christina T. Adams, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Jwan Smith appeals from his conviction for murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, arguing the trial court erred by not directing a verdict.  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[1] Smith's appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HUFF, A.C.J., GEATHERS, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur. 


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