STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
v. Duplin County
No. 03 CRS 051317
JOHNNIE LEE WILSON
Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General
Patrick S. Wooten, for the State.
Brannon, Strickland, LLP, by Anthony M. Brannon, for defendant.
Defendant Johnnie Lee Wilson was charged by indictment with
first degree murder. Pursuant to a plea agreement he pled
to second degree murder. The plea agreement provided for
imposition of an active term of imprisonment of a minimum of 230
months and a maximum of 285 months. Defendant also stipulated to
a finding of an aggravating factor. The trial court accepted the
agreement and sentenced defendant in accordance with the plea
Defendant's counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493, reh'g denied, 388 U.S. 924, 18 L. Ed. 2d 1377 (1967) and State v. Kinch, 314 N.C. 99, 331 S.E.2d 665 (1985), requesting this Court to review the record forpossible prejudicial error. Counsel stated in the brief that he is unable to identify an issue with sufficient merit to support a meaningful argument for relief on appeal. Counsel attached to the brief a copy of a letter he mailed to defendant in which he advised defendant of counsel's inability to find any prejudicial error and of defendant's right to file his own written arguments directly with this Court. Defendant has not filed any written arguments with this Court and a reasonable time in which he could have done so has passed.
After carefully reviewing the record, we are unable to find any possible prejudicial error to support a meaningful appeal.
Chief Judge MARTIN and Judge GEER concur.
Report per Rule 30(e).
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