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COMMONWEALTH v. PENT (01/18/68)

decided: January 18, 1968.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
PENT, PETITIONER



Petition for leave to appeal from order of Superior Court, April T., 1967, No. 74, affirming order of Court of Oyer and Terminer of Butler County, Sept. T., 1965, No. 1, and June T., 1965, No. 8, and Court of Quarter Sessions of Butler County, Sept. T., 1965, No. 20, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Frederick J. Pent.

COUNSEL

Frederick J. Pent, appellant, in propria persona.

John H. Brydon, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 428 Pa. Page 592]

The petition for allocatur is granted. The order of the Superior Court is reversed. The orders of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, and Quarter Sessions of Butler County are vacated and the record is remanded to that Court with instructions to appoint counsel to represent Frederick J. Pent, alias Frederick J. Pint, in a post-conviction proceeding at which the appellant's eligibility for an evidentiary hearing and/or other relief may be determined. Cf. Commonwealth v. Hoffman, 426 Pa. 226, 232 A.2d 623 (1967).

Disposition

Petition granted, order of Superior Court reversed, orders of lower court vacated and record remanded.

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