Appeal, No. 273, April T., 1963, from order of Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, April T., 1963, No. 738, in case of Commonwealth ex rel. Adam J. Sanders v. James F. Maroney, Superintendent. Order affirmed.
Adam J. Sanders, appellant, in propria persona.
William F. Caruthers, Assistant District Attorney, and Richard E. McCormick, District Attorney, for appellee.
Before Rhodes, P.j., Ervin, Wright, Woodside, Watkins, Montgomery, and Flood, JJ.
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This is an appeal by relator from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County refusing his petition for a writ of habeas corpus without a hearing.
Adam J. Sanders was sentenced on April 16, 1948, to serve a term of not less than four years nor more than eight years in the penitentiary. He was paroled on October 27, 1953, after having served five years, six months, and eleven days.
On August 26, 1958, relator pleaded guilty to charges of armed robbery and assault with intent to rob, and received a sentence of not less than ten years nor more than twenty years in the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh. The court directed his sentence to be computed from August 26, 1958.
At the penitentiary relator learned from the parole board that he would be obliged to serve the balance of his prior sentence before he began to receive credit on the sentence of ten to twenty years imposed on August 26, 1958.
Relator filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County.The lower court refused a hearing and dismissed the petition on July 23, 1963.
In his petition for writ of habeas corpus relator contends (1) that the parole board had no legal right to change the effective date of the sentence; (2) that, if the sentence is in conflict with the law, it is not a legal sentence and thus his conviction to prison under such sentence ...