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NO. COA07-19


Filed: 19 June 2007


         v.                        Lincoln County
                                No. 02 CrS 50598

    On a writ of certiorari from judgment entered 11 July 2003 by Judge Forrest D. Bridges in Lincoln County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 4 June 2007.

    Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Daniel P. O'Brien, for the State.

    Appellate Defender Staples Hughes, by Assistant Appellate Defender Charlesena Elliott Walker, for defendant-appellant.

    MARTIN, Chief Judge.

    On 10 July 2006, this Court allowed defendant's petition for writ of certiorari to review his 11 July 2003 conviction. Defendant's counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Kinch, 314 N.C. 99, 331 S.E.2d 665 (1985), requesting this Court to review the record for possible prejudicial error. Counsel stated in the brief that she “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 she mailed to defendant in which she 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 hisown written arguments.
     We have carefully reviewed the record on appeal. We do not find any possible error to support a meaningful appeal.
    No error.
    Judges CALABRIA and JACKSON concur.
    Report per Rule 30(e).

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