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2011-UP-551 - State v. Williams

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Michael O. Williams, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-551
Submitted November 1, 2011 – Filed December 9, 2011   


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender Elizabeth A. Franklin-Best, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Assistant Attorney General Mark Farthing, and Solicitor Daniel E. Johnson, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Michael O. Williams was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.  Williams appeals, arguing the trial court erred in admitting his statement, which was obtained in violation of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966).  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities:  State v. Dunbar, 356 S.C. 138, 142, 587 S.E.2d 691, 693 (2003) ("In order for an issue to be preserved for appellate review, it must have been raised to and ruled upon by the trial judge."); State v. Forrester, 343 S.C. 637, 642, 541 S.E.2d 837, 840 (2001) (stating a motion in limine to exclude evidence prior to trial will not preserve an issue for appellate review without a contemporaneous objection when the evidence is introduced).

AFFIRMED.

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


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