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COMMONWEALTH v. DESIMONE (03/19/70)

decided: March 19, 1970.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
DESIMONE, APPELLANT



Appeal from order of Court of Oyer and Terminer of Fayette County, Sept. T., 1940, Nos. 6/106, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. John DeSimone.

COUNSEL

William J. Franks, for appellant.

A. J. Kuzdenyi, First Assistant District Attorney, and Joseph E. Kovach, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Wright, P. J., Watkins, Montgomery, Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, and Cercone, JJ. Dissenting Opinion by Hoffman, J. Spaulding and Cercone, JJ., join in this dissenting opinion.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 216 Pa. Super. Page 213]

Order affirmed.

Disposition

Order affirmed.

Dissenting Opinion by Hoffman, J.:

Appellant was tried in 1940 before a judge and jury. In 1967, he filed a petition under the Post Conviction Hearing Act, Act of January 25, 1966, P. L. (1965) 1580, 19 P.S. ยง 1180, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. A hearing was held, at which it was shown that counsel failed to request the stenographic recording of the trial proceedings. Despite this showing,

[ 216 Pa. Super. Page 214]

    the PCHA court denied appellant's petition. This appeal followed.

This case is governed by Judge Spaulding's dissent in Commonwealth v. Anderson, 215 Pa. Superior Ct. 147, 256 A.2d 868 (1969), in which Judge ...


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