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2011-UP-063 - State v. Harper

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

John D. Harper, Appellant.


Appeal From Beaufort County
Perry M. Buckner, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-063
Submitted February 1, 2011 – Filed February 16, 2011   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender Wanda H. Carter, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor I. McDuffie Stone, III, of Bluffton, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  John D. Harper appeals his two convictions for lewd act upon a child, arguing the trial court erred in admitting hearsay testimony.  After a thorough review of 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[1] the appeal and grant counsel's petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

WILLIAMS, GEATHERS, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.


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