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NO. COA05-1088


Filed: 2 May 2006


         v.                        Duplin County
                                No. 03 CRS 051317

    Appeal by defendant from a judgment entered 10 February 2004 by Judge Gary E. Trawick in Duplin County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 27 March 2006.

    Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Patrick S. Wooten, for the State.

    Brannon, Strickland, LLP, by Anthony M. Brannon, for defendant.

    BRYANT, Judge.

    Defendant Johnnie Lee Wilson was charged by indictment with first degree murder. Pursuant to a plea agreement he pled guilty 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 agreement.
    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.
    No error.
    Chief Judge MARTIN and Judge GEER concur.
    Report per Rule 30(e).

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