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COMMONWEALTH v. PHOENIX (08/06/70)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: August 6, 1970.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
PHOENIX, APPELLANT

Appeal from judgment of sentence of Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, of Philadelphia, March T., 1968, No. 487, in case of Commonwealth v. Harvey Phoenix.

COUNSEL

Bernard L. Segal, with him Needleman, Needleman, Segal & Tabb, for appellant.

James D. Crawford, Deputy District Attorney, with him James T. Owens, Assistant District Attorney, Richard A. Sprague, First Assistant District Attorney, and Arlen Specter, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Wright, P. J., Watkins, Montgomery, Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, and Cercone, JJ.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 217 Pa. Super. Page 122]

Appellant was tried and convicted of aggravated robbery. At his trial, he attempted to offer alibi testimony by his wife. Because he had not complied with the notice provisions of Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 312, his offer was excluded. He does not come within the "interest of justice" exception to Rule 312. Cf. Commonwealth v. Shider, 209 Pa. Superior Ct. 133, 224 A.2d 802 (1966). Moreover, his contention that the Rule is unconstitutional is without foundation in the instant case. Commonwealth v. Vecchiolli, 208 Pa. Superior Ct. 483, 224 A.2d 96 (1966). Cf. Williams v. Florida, 399 U.S. 78, 90 S. Ct. 1893 (1970).

Judgment of sentence affirmed, and the defendant is directed to appear in the court below at such time as he may be there called, and that he be by that court committed until he has complied with the sentence, or any part thereof which has not been performed at the time the appeal was made a supersedeas.

Disposition

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

19700806

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