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2010-UP-142 - The State v. Dupree Evans

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Dupree R. Evans, Appellant.


Appeal From Horry County
Edward B. Cottingham, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-142
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed February 24, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender Wanda H. Carter, 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 John Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Dupree Evans appeals his conviction for murder.  On appeal, Evans argues the trial court erred in admitting portions of testimony from Victim's father regarding prior difficulties he and Victim had with Evans because (1) Father's testimony related only to bad blood between Father and Evans, not Victim and Evans, and (2) the testimony was so excessive, detailed and repetitive that its prejudicial value outweighed any probative value.  After a thorough review of appellant's pro se brief, 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 Evans' 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.