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2010-UP-066 - State v. Brown

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

John Brown, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From Jasper County
 James E. Lockemy, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-066
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 28, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Acting Chief Appellate Attorney Robert M. Dudek, 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 I. McDuffie Stone, III, of Beaufort, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  John Brown, Jr., appeals his conviction for murder.  Brown asserts the trial court erred in failing to charge voluntary manslaughter.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel's brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 35 (1991), we dismiss Brown's appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1] 

APPEAL DISMISSED.

SHORT, THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.


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