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COMMONWEALTH EX REL. TOBIN v. CAVELL. (06/11/57)

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


June 11, 1957

COMMONWEALTH EX REL. TOBIN, APPELLANT,
v.
CAVELL.

Appeal, No. 9, April T., 1957, from order of Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Oct. T., 1956, No. 2812, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ex rel. Charles Tobin v. Angelo C. Cavell, Warden, Western State Penitentiary. Order affirmed.

COUNSEL

Charles Tobin, appellant, in propria persona.

Edward C. Boyle, District Attorney of Allegheny County, with him William Claney Smith, Assistant District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Before Rhodes, P.j., Hirt, Gunther, Wright, Woodside, Ervin, and Watkins, JJ.

[ 183 Pa. Super. Page 366]

OPINION PER CURIAM

This is a habeas corpus proceeding.

Relator complains that he entered a plea of guilty to a charge of armed robbery at No. 59, January Sessions, 1952 (O. & T., Allegheny County), and that the commitment records show the crime for which he had been committed to be robbery, a lesser crime. Admittedly his plea and sentence were for armed robbery, and the validity and legality of the sentence are not questioned.

Relator's petition sets forth no reason or facts which would entitle him to a discharge. On the contrary, the allegations established that he is legally detained.

A clerical error in the commitment or penitentiary records does not invalidate his sentence or entitle him to a release. Cf. Com. ex rel. Lieberum v. Lewis, 253 Pa. 175, 178, 98 A. 31. Moreover, he has not been prejudiced.

The court below properly held that no hearing on relator's petition was required as the allegations provided no basis for the issuance of the writ. We affirm the action of the court in dismissing the petition. See Com. ex rel. Comer v. Claudy, 174 Pa. Superior Ct. 494, 498, 102 A.2d 227.

Disposition

Order is affirmed.

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