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2011-UP-274 - State v. Rouse

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Devodus Rouse, Appellant.


Appeal From Florence County
Ralph King Anderson, Jr., Special Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No 2011-UP-274
Submitted May 1, 2011 – Filed June 8, 2011   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Joseph Savitz, III, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Edgar Clements, Jr., of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Devodus Rouse appeals his conviction for voluntary manslaughter, arguing the trial court erred by failing to instruct the jury on self-defense.  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 the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

FEW, C.J., HUFF and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


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