THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Curtis Lamar King,        Appellant


Appeal From Greenville County
H. Dean Hall, Circuit Court Judge


Opinion No.† 2003-UP-65
Submitted November 20, 2002 - Filed January 22, 2003†


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia; for Appellant

Attorney General Henry D. McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville; for Respondent.


PER CURIAM: Curtis Lamar King appeals his convictions for armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.† The trial judge sentenced King to twenty-five years imprisonment for armed robbery and a concurrent twenty-year term of imprisonment for attempted armed robbery.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for King attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Kingís appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.† King filed a separate pro se response brief.

After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

CONNOR, STILWELL, AND HOWARD, JJ., concur.