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2010-UP-079 - The State v. Cedric Saunders

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Cedric Saunders, Appellant.


Appeal From Beaufort County
R. Knox McMahon, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-079
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed February 2, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Kathrine H. Hudgins, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Issac McDuffie Stone, III, of Beaufort for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Cedric Saunders pled guilty to possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent offense, and two counts of murder.  On appeal, Saunders argues the trial court erred in imposing the maximum sentence without considering Saunder's low IQ and borderline mental retardation.  After a thorough review of the record, Saunders's pro se brief 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 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel's petition 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.