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2012-UP-181 - State v. Roman

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.

Donovan Roman, Appellant.


Appeal from Florence County
Michael G. Nettles, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-181
Submitted March 1, 2012 – Filed March 14, 2012   


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender LaNelle Cantey DuRant, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, and Assistant Attorney General Brendan J. McDonald, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Edgar L. Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Donovan Roman appeals his sentence for murder, arguing the circuit court erred in sentencing him to life imprisonment without parole because he was eighteen years old at the time of the murder and the circuit court found that he was mentally ill.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: State v. Stahlnecker, 386 S.C. 609, 617, 690 S.E.2d 565, 570 (2010) ("An objection must be made on a specific ground.  For an issue to be properly preserved it has to be raised to and ruled on by the [circuit] court." (citation omitted)); State v. Jennings, 394 S.C. 473, 481-82, 716 S.E.2d 91, 95 (2011) (noting preservation rules also apply to constitutional arguments); State v. Barton, 325 S.C. 522, 531, 481 S.E.2d 439, 444 (Ct. App. 1997) ("Absent partiality, prejudice, oppression, or corrupt motive, this [c]ourt lacks jurisdiction to disturb a sentence that is within the limits prescribed by statute.").

AFFIRMED.

PIEPER, KONDUROS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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