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2011-UP-549 - State v. Mayweathers

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR. 

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent

v.

Jermaine Mayweathers, Appellant.


Appeal From Florence County
Ralph K. Anderson, III, Special Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-549
Submitted December 1, 2011 – Filed December 9, 2011   


AFFIRMED


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

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General David Spencer, all of Columbia; and Solicitor E.L. Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Jermaine Mayweathers appeals his transfer from family court to the circuit court to be tried for homicide by child abuse, arguing the family court abused its discretion in waiving jurisdiction when Mayweathers had no serious prior criminal record and was an excellent rehabilitation candidate who posed no threat to the public.  We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: State v. Pittman, 373 S.C. 527, 559-60, 647 S.E.2d 144, 160-61 (2007) (holding the decision whether to transfer a child to circuit court is within the discretion of the family court and will only be error where the order is "wholly unsupported by the record"); id. (providing eight factors to analyze the transfer of a child to adult criminal courts).

AFFIRMED.

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