THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Lamar Laguer,        Appellant.


Appeal From Aiken County
†William P. Keesley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-414
Submitted April 18, 2003 Ė Filed June 19, 2003


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster; Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh; Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, of Columbia; Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Lamar Laguer was indicted for murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.†† Following a jury trial, Laguer was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Counsel for Laguer attached a petition to be relieved to the final brief stating he had reviewed the record and found the appeal to be without merit.† After a 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 [1] Laguerís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

CURETON, ANDERSON and HUFF, JJ., concur.


[1] Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.