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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - May 2022

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5-4-2022 - Opinions

5889 - Matthew J. Hayduk v. Emily Rudisill Hayduk

Matthew Hayduk (Husband) appeals the family court's order dismissing his action for divorce based on his failure to establish residency pursuant to section 20-3-30 of the South Carolina Code and awarding attorney's fees to Emily Hayduk (Wife). We affirm.

5907 - State v. Sherwin Alfonzo Green

Sherwin A. Green appeals his convictions for kidnapping, second degree burglary, and two firearm offenses. Green contends the State violated his right to a speedy trial under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 14 of the South Carolina Constitution. We affirm, finding Green waived his speedy trial claim when he pled guilty.

5908 - State v. Gabrielle Oliva Lashane Davis Kocsis

Gabrielle Olivia Lashane Davis-Kocsis (Kocsis) appeals her convictions for murder, first degree burglary, criminal conspiracy, and two counts of kidnapping and aggregate fifty-year sentence. On appeal, Kocsis argues the trial court erred in (1) failing to charge the current law of burglary, (2) failing to direct verdicts on the burglary and kidnapping charges, (3) sentencing her for kidnapping in light of her murder sentence, and (4) admitting a 911 call. We affirm.