THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Raymond Livingston,        Appellant.


Appeal From Orangeburg County
James C. Williams, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-233
Submitted November 20, 2002 - Filed March 26, 2003††


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia; Solicitor Walter M. Bailey, Jr., of Summerville; for Respondent(s).


PER CURIAM:† Raymond Livingston appeals his convictions for armed robbery and first-degree burglary.† The trial judge sentenced Livingston to twenty-five years imprisonment for each offense. The sentences were to be served concurrently.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Livingston attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Livingstonís appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.† Livingston did not file a separate pro se response.

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.