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COMMONWEALTH EX REL. LAWRENCE v. MYERS (09/29/65)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: September 29, 1965.

COMMONWEALTH EX REL. LAWRENCE, APPELLANT,
v.
MYERS

Appeal from order of Court of Common Pleas of York County, May T., 1965, No. 26, in case of Commonwealth ex rel. Charlie Lawrence v. David N. Myers, Superintendent.

COUNSEL

Charlie Lawrence, appellant, in propria persona.

Lewis H. Markowitz, Assistant District Attorney, and Daniel W. Shoemaker, District Attorney, for appellee.

Bell, C. J., Musmanno, Jones, Cohen, Eagen, O'Brien and Roberts, JJ. Mr. Justice Cohen dissents.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 419 Pa. Page 146]

Petitioner challenges his 1958 conviction in reliance on the decisions in Escobedo v. Illinois, 378 U.S. 478, 84 S. Ct. 1758 (1964), and Mallory v. United States, 354 U.S. 449, 77 S. Ct. 1356 (1957).

Having concluded in Commonwealth v. Negri, 419 Pa. 117, 213 A.2d 670 (1965), that the mandate of Escobedo is not to be given retrospective application, Negri is here controlling. We find no merit in petitioner's remaining contention. See Commonwealth ex rel. Sleighter v. Banmiller, 392 Pa. 133, 139 A.2d 918 (1958).*fn*

Order affirmed.

Disposition

Order affirmed.


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