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2012-UP-256 - State v. Sims

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Howard Lee Sims, Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-256 
Submitted April 2, 2012 – Filed May 2, 2012


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia; and Howard Lee Sims, pro se, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Barry Barnette, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Howard Lee Sims appeals his convictions of murder and first-degree burglary, arguing the trial court erred in admitting testimony that placed Sims's character in issue.  Sims also filed a pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record and all briefs 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[1] the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

WILLIAMS, THOMAS, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur


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