THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
Charles Gladden, Petitioner,
State of South Carolina, Respondent.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI
Appeal From Cherokee County
E.C. Burnett, III, Trial Judge
J. Derham Cole, Post-Conviction Judge
Opinion No. 24600
Submitted February 20, 1997 - Filed April 14, 1997
REVERSED AND REMANDED
Lisa T. Gregory, Assistant Appellate Defender, South Carolina Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for petitioner.
Charles Molony Condon, Attorney General, John W. McIntosh, Deputy Attorney General, and Teresa Nesbitt Cosby, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, of Columbia, for respondent.
Per Curiam: Reversed and remanded pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority: Clark v. State, __ S.C. __, 468 S.E.2d 653 (1996) (rulings of PCR judge will not be upheld where no evidence exists to support them).
GLADDEN v. STATE /s/ Ernest A. Finney, Jr. C.J.
/s/ Jean H. Toal A.J.
/s/ James E. Moore A.J.
/s/ John H. Waller, Jr. A.J.
(Burnett, A.J., not participating)