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2010-UP-174 - State v. Rodney Bettis

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Rodney Bettis, Appellant.


Appeal From Aiken County
J. Michelle Childs, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-174
Submitted January 4, 2010 - Filed March 1, 2010   


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender M. Celia Robinson, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Senior Assistant Attorney General Harold M. Coombs, Jr., all of Columbia; Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Rodney Bettis appeals his guilty pleas to armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, and two offenses of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Specifically, he maintains his guilty pleas failed to conform with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama because he was not informed of his right to challenge the State's identification evidence. 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and State v. McKinney, 278 S.C. 107, 108, 292 S.E.2d 598, 599 (1982) (holding absent timely objection at plea proceeding, unknowing and involuntary nature of guilty plea can be attacked only through post-conviction relief). 

AFFIRMED.

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


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