302 S.C. 169 (1990)

394 S.E.2d 486

THE STATE, Respondent v. Randall HUIETT, Appellant.

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Decided July 23, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Asst. Appellate Defenders Joseph L. Savitz, III and Robert M. Pachak, of S.C. Office of Appellate Defense, Columbia, for appellant.

Atty. Gen. T. Travis Medlock, Asst. Atty. Gen. Harold M. Coombs, Jr., and Staff Atty. Miller W. Shealy, Jr., and Sol. James C. Anders, Columbia, for respondent.

Heard May 9, 1990.

Decided July 23, 1990.

HARWELL, Justice:

This case involves the issue of whether the trial judge erred in committing appellant Randall Huiett to the South Carolina State Hospital pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 17-24-40 (1976), which was enacted in 1984. Appellant argues that the application of Section 17-24-40, constituted a violation of the prohibition against ex post facto laws...

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