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2012-UP-280 - State v. Ellis

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.

Christopher Calvin Ellis, Appellant.


Appeal From Anderson County
J. Cordell Maddox, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-280
Submitted April 2, 2012 - Filed May 9, 2012


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia, 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 Christina T. Adams, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Christopher Calvin Ellis appeals his convictions of murder, death or injury to a child in utero due to the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Ellis argues the circuit court erred in its jury instructions. After a thorough review of the record and counsel's brief 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.

WILLIAMS, THOMAS, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.


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