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Davis v. State

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In The Court of Appeals
Feb 12, 2020
Appellate Case No. 2017-000105 (S.C. Ct. App. Feb. 12, 2020)

Opinion

Appellate Case No. 2017-000105 Unpublished Opinion No. 2020-UP-047

02-12-2020

Thomas E. Davis, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

Rose Mary Parham, of Parham Law Firm, LLC, of Florence, for Petitioner. Assistant Attorney General Lindsey Ann McCallister, of Columbia, for Respondent.


THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR. Appeal From Florence County
Edgar W. Dickson, Circuit Court Judge

AFFIRMED

Rose Mary Parham, of Parham Law Firm, LLC, of Florence, for Petitioner. Assistant Attorney General Lindsey Ann McCallister, of Columbia, for Respondent. PER CURIAM: Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari from the denial of his application for post-conviction relief (PCR). Because there is sufficient evidence to support the PCR court's finding that Petitioner did not knowingly and intelligently waive his right to a direct appeal, we grant certiorari on Petitioner's Question One and proceed with a review of the direct appeal issues pursuant to 2 Davis v. State, 288 S.C. 290, 342 S.E.2d 60 (1986). We deny certiorari on Petitioner's Question Two. On appeal, Petitioner argues the trial court erred in (1) not directing a verdict on the attempted murder charge when the State failed to prove Petitioner had a specific intent to kill as required by State v. King, 422 S.C. 47, 810 S.E.2d 18 (2017), and (2) charging the jury proof of implied malice was sufficient for attempted murder. We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities: 1. As to whether the trial court erred in denying Petitioner's directed verdict motion: State v. Kennerly, 331 S.C. 442, 455, 503 S.E.2d 214, 221 (Ct. App. 1998) ("In reviewing a denial of directed verdict, issues not raised to the trial court in support of the directed verdict motion are not preserved for appellate review."); id. ("A defendant cannot argue on appeal an issue in support of his directed verdict motion when the issue was not presented to the trial court below."). 2. As to whether the trial court erred in charging the jury proof of implied malice was sufficient for attempted murder: State v. Ford, 334 S.C. 444, 454, 513 S.E.2d 385, 390 (Ct. App. 1999) (providing a party must object to a jury instruction to preserve error in a jury charge for appeal). AFFIRMED. LOCKEMY, CJ., and KONDUROS and HILL, JJ., concur.


Summaries of

Davis v. State

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In The Court of Appeals
Feb 12, 2020
Appellate Case No. 2017-000105 (S.C. Ct. App. Feb. 12, 2020)
Case details for

Davis v. State

Case Details

Full title:Thomas E. Davis, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

Court:STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In The Court of Appeals

Date published: Feb 12, 2020

Citations

Appellate Case No. 2017-000105 (S.C. Ct. App. Feb. 12, 2020)