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COMMONWEALTH v. THOMPSON (08/22/68)

decided: August 22, 1968.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
THOMPSON, PETITIONER



Petition for leave to appeal from order of Superior Court, Oct. T., 1967, No. 860, affirming order of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Philadelphia County, Feb. T., 1957, Nos. 313, 1056 and 1057, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Raymond E. Thompson.

COUNSEL

Raymond E. Thompson, appellant, in propria persona.

Alan J. Davis, Assistant District Attorney, and Arlen Specter, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 431 Pa. Page 162]

The petition for allowance of appeal is granted. The order of the Superior Court is vacated, and the record is remanded to the Court of Quarter Sessions of Philadelphia County for appointment of counsel on appeal to the Superior Court in accordance with the dissenting opinion of Judge Spaulding in Commonwealth v. Hoffman, 212 Pa. Superior Ct. 206, 240 A.2d 384 (1968) (Hoffman, J. and Hannum, J., joined in this opinion). See also Commonwealth v. Walters, 431 Pa. 74, 79, n.4, 244 A.2d 757, 761, n.4 (1968); Pa. R. Crim. P. 1503.

Disposition

Petition granted, order of Superior Court vacated and record remanded to Court of Quarter Sessions of Philadelphia County.

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