In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Kenneth Wayne Hall, Sr.,        Appellant.

Appeal From Cherokee County
Lee S. Alford, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-617
Submitted August 20, 2003 Ė Filed October 21, 2003


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

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Kenneth Wayne Hall, Sr. was indicted for murder.† The jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter.† The judge sentenced him to twenty-two years.† Hallís appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).† Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no directly appealable issues of arguable merit.† Hall did not file a pro se response with the Court.

After a 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. [1]


HEARN, C.J., CONNOR and ANDERSON, JJ., concur.

[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.