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2010-UP-137 - State v. Gadsden

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Leo Corderrel Gadsden, Appellant.


Appeal From Charleston County
 J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.   2010-UP-137
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed February 22, 2010


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Office of the Attorney General, all of Columbia; Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston,  for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Leo Corderrel Gadsden appeals his sentences for murder, first-degree burglary, assault and battery with intent to kill, and kidnapping.  On appeal, Gadsden contends the trial court erred in failing to exclude the victims' in-court identifications of Gadsden as one of the perpetrators, arguing their identifications were tainted by biased media coverage.  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 357 (1991), we dismiss Gadsden's appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

WILLIAMS, PIEPER, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.


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