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2011-MO-032 - Wyatt v. State

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court

Richard Warner Wyatt, Petitioner,

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent.


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


Memorandum Opinion No.    2011-MO-032
Submitted November 16, 2011 – Filed November 21, 2011


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender LaNelle C. DuRant, of South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, Division of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Petitioner.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General Karen Ratigan, Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  In this post-conviction relief case, we granted a writ of certiorari to provide petitioner with a belated review of his direct appeal issues pursuant to White v. State, 263 S.C. 110, 208 S.E.2d 35 (1974).  We now affirm petitioner’s conviction and sentence pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: Issue 1:  Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986); State v. Rayfield, 369 S.C. 106, 631 S.E.2d 244 (2006); State v. Haigler, 334 S.C. 623, 515 S.E.2d 88 (1999); Issue 2:  Rule 403, SCRE; Rule 609(a)(1), SCRE; State v. Bryant, 369 S.C. 511, 633 S.E.2d 152 (2006); State v. Clark, 315 S.C. 478, 445 S.E.2d 633 (1994).

AFFIRMED.

TOAL, C.J., PLEICONES, BEATTY, KITTREDGE and HEARN, JJ., concur.