THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
Leon Contrez Bing, Appellant.
Appeal From Aiken County
James R. Barber, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP- 440
Submitted April 18, 2003 – Filed June 25, 2003
Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia, for Appellant.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster; Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh; Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Leon Contrez Bing was indicted for armed robbery and first degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC). He was tried, found guilty of first degree CSC and sentenced to life in prison. Bing appeals his conviction, arguing the trial court erred in allowing the State to exercise two preemptory challenges in a discriminatory manner in violation of the mandate set forth in Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986).
Counsel for Bing submitted a final brief and attached a petition to be relieved stating she reviewed the record and found the appeal to be without merit. After a review of the record, counsel’s brief and Bing’s pro se 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  Bing’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.
CURETON, ANDERSON, and HUFF, JJ., concur.
 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.