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COMMONWEALTH v. WILSON (10/03/67)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: October 3, 1967.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
WILSON, PETITIONER

Petition for leave to appeal from order of Superior Court, Oct. T., 1967, No. 499, affirming order of Court of Quarter Sessions of Delaware County, June T., 1957, Nos. 238 to 241, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. James C. Wilson.

COUNSEL

James Charles Wilson, petitioner, in propria persona.

Vram Nedurian, Jr., Assistant District Attorney, and Paul R. Sand, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 427 Pa. Page 72]

Petitioner seeks the allowance of an appeal from the order of the Superior Court, affirming the dismissal without hearing by the Court of Quarter Sessions of Delaware County of his petition under the Post Conviction Hearing Act. In his petition for post-conviction relief, petitioner attacks the voluntariness of the guilty plea which forms the basis of the judgment of sentence.

The allegations of the petition, if true, entitle petitioner to relief, and since his allegations are not refuted by the record, he is entitled to a hearing, to determine the truth or falsity of his allegations. Commonwealth v. Wood, 425 Pa. 612, 230 A.2d 729 (1967).

The prayer of the petition is granted, an appeal is allowed, the order of the Superior Court is reversed, the order of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Delaware County is vacated, and the case is remanded to the Court of Quarter Sessions of Delaware County, with instructions to conduct a hearing to determine the voluntariness of petitioner's guilty plea.

Disposition

Petition for allocatur granted, order of Superior Court reversed, order of Court of Quarter Sessions of Delaware County vacated, and case remanded for hearing.

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