October 30, 1969
COMMONWEALTH EX REL. DOYNE, APPELLANT,
Habeas corpus. Appeal, No. 139, Oct. T., 1969, from order of Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, Dec. T., 1968, No. 124, opinion by HESS, P.J.
John B. Stevens, Jr., Public Defender, for appellant; Arthur Ed. Saylor, First Assistant District Attorney, for appellee.
Opinion PER CURIAM: This is a habeas corpus petition brought under the Act of October 20, 1966, Special Sess. No. 3, P.L. 96, § 426, 50 P.S. § 4426 (Supp. 1969). It is the policy of this Commonwealth to grant petitioner counsel in all non-frivolous cases. See Commonwealth ex rel. McGurrin v. Shovlin, 435 Pa. 474, 257 A.2d 902 (1969). Cf. Commonwealth v. Hoffman, 426 Pa. 226, 232 A.2d 623 (1967). The order is vacated and the record remanded to the court
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below with instructions to appoint counsel to represent appellant in the present or an amended habeas corpus petition, wherein his eligibility for an evidentiary hearing, or other relief may be determined.
WRIGHT, P.J., would affirm the order below.
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