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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Latorey Green, Appellant.


Appeal From Sumter County
†Thomas W. Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.† 2008-UP-095
Submitted February 1, 2008 Ė Filed February 11, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, South Carolina Commission, of Columbia, for Appellant.†

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Office of the Attorney General, all of Columbia:† and Cecil Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.†

PER CURIAM: †A jury convicted Latorey Green of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.† The trial judge sentenced him to life imprisonment for the murder conviction and five years imprisonment for the weapon conviction.† Green argues the trial judge erred in refusing to grant his motion for a mistrial because prejudicial DNA evidence insinuated he was a rapist.† Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel attached a petition to be relieved, stating he reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.† After a thorough review of the record and counselís 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 Greenís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, SHORT, and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


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