decided: March 22, 1966.
COMMONWEALTH EX REL. JORDAN, APPELLANT,
Appeal from order of Court of Common Pleas No. 8 of Philadelphia County, March T., 1965, No. 3560, in case of Commonwealth ex rel. Ray Jordan v. David N. Myers, Superintendent.
Ray Jordan, appellant, in propria persona.
Abner H. Silver and Joseph M. Smith, Assistant District Attorneys, F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, Jr., First Assistant District Attorney, and James C. Crumlish, Jr., District Attorney, for appellee.
Bell, C. J., Musmanno, Jones, Eagen, O'Brien and Roberts, JJ. Opinion by Mr. Justice Eagen.
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Ray Jordan was convicted by a jury of murder in the first degree and punishment was fixed at life imprisonment. We affirmed the judgment of sentence in
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to the jury, but did, in fact, urge the trial court to have the statements read in their entirety to the jury; that Jordan's counsel offered to and did read one of the statements to the jury and the district attorney read the other. Under such circumstances, appellant's belated complaint to the admission of this evidence at trial is valueless. See, Commonwealth ex rel. Blackshear v. Myers, 419 Pa. 151, 213 A.2d 378 (1965), and Commonwealth ex rel. Knowles v. Rundle, 419 Pa. 300, 213 A.2d 635 (1965).