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2010-UP-481 - In The Matter Of Cory Williamson

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

In The Matter Of The Care And Treatment Of Cory Williamson, Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
J. Mark Hayes, II, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-481
Submitted November 1, 2010 – Filed November 4, 2010   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender LaNelle C. DuRant, 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 Deborah R.J. Shupe, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Cory Williamson appeals being found a sexually violent predator, arguing the trial court erred in admitting testimony of his prior conviction for the ill treatment of animals.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel's brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), In re McCoy, 360 S.C. 425, 427, 602 S.E.2d 58, 59 (2004) (adopting the Anders procedure for alleged no-merit appeals in sexually violent predator involuntary commitment appeals), In re McCoy, 360 S.C. 425, 602 S.E.2d 58 (2004) (adopting the Anders procedure for alleged no-merit appeals in sexually violent predator involuntary commitment appeals), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss[1] the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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