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2010-UP-042 - The State v. Troy Pearson

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Troy Lavern Pearson, Appellant.


Appeal From Sumter County
Ralph F. Cothran, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-042
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 26, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Appellate Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III, South Carolina Commission of Indigent Defense, Division of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia, Cecil Kelly Jackson, Third Circuit Solicitor's Office, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Troy Lavern Pearson pled guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter.  Pearson appeals his sentence of thirty years.  Pearson's counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that he had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Pearson did file a pro se brief. 

After a thorough review of the record, counsel's brief, and Pearson'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[1] the appeal and grant counsel's petition 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.