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2010-UP-019 - State v. Watts

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Michael L. Watts, Appellant.


Appeal From Chesterfield County
 Paul M. Burch, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-019
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 25, 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. Zelanka; all of Columbia, and Solicitor Jay E. Hodge, Jr., of Cheraw, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Michael L. Watts appeals his convictions for murder, assault and battery with intent to kill, discharging a weapon in an occupied building, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and escape.  Watts's counsel argues the trial court erred in refusing to grant a mistrial.  Watts also filed a pro se brief arguing numerous additional issues.  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, A.C.J., GEATHERS, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur. 


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