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2011-UP-421 - State v. Watts

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Phillip F. Watts, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From York County
John C. Few, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-421
Submitted September 1, 2011 – Filed September 20, 2011   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender M. Celia Robinson, 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 Kevin Scott Brackett, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Phillip F. Watts, Jr. appeals his conviction for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, arguing the trial court erred in (1) refusing to prohibit the live filming of Watts's trial and (2) ruling the State would be allowed to impeach Watts with his prior juvenile convictions.  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. 

HUFF, PIEPER, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.


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