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2010-UP-477 - State v. Griffin

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Javerus A. Griffin, Appellant.


Appeal From Charleston County
R. Markley Dennis, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-477
Submitted November 1, 2010 – Filed November 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, and Assistant Attorney General Harold M. Coombs, Jr., all of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Javerus A. Griffin pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to thirty years' imprisonment.  On appeal, Griffin argues the trial court abused its discretion by imposing a sentence in violation of Griffin's due process, fundamental fairness, and equal protection rights.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority: State v. Gaster, 349 S.C. 545, 552, 564 S.E.2d 87, 91 (2002) (holding constitutional issues must be raised to and ruled upon by the trial court in order to preserve the issues for appellate review).

AFFIRMED.

FEW, C.J., SHORT and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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