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2012-UP-269 - State v. Hutchinson

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Donell Maurice Hutchinson, Appellant.


Appeal From York County
Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-269
Submitted March 1, 2012 – Filed May 2, 2012   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Elizabeth Franklin-Best, of Columbia; and Donell Maurice Hutchinson, pro se, 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 S. Brackett, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Donell Maurice Hutchinson appeals his convictions for trafficking in cocaine and possession of crack cocaine, arguing the trial court erred in refusing to grant a mistrial after the State improperly bolstered its witnesses.  Hutchinson 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 the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

FEW, C.J., and HUFF and SHORT, JJ., concur.


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