302 S.C. 18 (1990)

393 S.E.2d 364

STATE of South Carolina, Respondent v. Larry Gene BELL, Appellant.

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Decided February 26, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jack B. Swerling, S.C. Office of Appellate Defense, John H. Blume and David I. Bruck, both of Bruck & Blume, Columbia, for appellant.

Atty. Gen. T. Travis Medlock, Chief Deputy Atty. Gen. Donald J. Zelenka, Asst. Attys. Gen. Harold M. Coombs, Jr. and Norman Mark Rapoport, Columbia, and Sol. Donald V. Myers, Lexington, for respondent.

Heard May 3, 1988.

Decided Feb. 26, 1990.

TOAL, Justice:

A jury convicted appellant, Larry Gene Bell, of the murder and kidnapping of Debra Mac Helmick. for these crimes, Bell was sentenced to death. We consolidate Bell's direct appeal with our mandatory review of his death sentence pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 16-3-25 (1985). We affirm his conviction and sentence.

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