THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.† IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Gene Anthony Rickard,        Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
†Charles B. Simmons, Jr., Special Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-341
Submitted March 19, 2004 Ė Filed May 18, 2004
Revised and Refiled October 15, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda P. Hagler, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Thomas M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.†

PER CURIAM: Gene Anthony Rickard pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to twenty-four years imprisonment, suspended on the service of twenty-two years imprisonment and five years probation.† Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Rickardís counsel attached a petition to be relieved.† Rickard filed a pro se response.

After review of the record 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 Rickardís appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and BEATTY, JJ., concurring.


[1] Because oral argument would not aid the Court in resolving any issue on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.