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2012-UP-307 - State v. Darien

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.


Eric Darien, Appellant.


Appeal From Jasper County
Carmen T. Mullen, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-307
Submitted May 1, 2012 – Filed May 16, 2012   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, 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 Isaac McDuffie Stone III, of Bluffton, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Eric Darien appeals his conviction of voluntary manslaughter, arguing the trial court erred in denying his motion for a directed verdict because the evidence presented established self-defense as a matter of law.  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.