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COMMONWEALTH v. PITMAN (06/22/72)

decided: June 22, 1972.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
PITMAN, APPELLANT



Appeal from judgment of sentence of Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, of Philadelphia, Jan. T., 1969, Nos. 1074, 1075 and 1079, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. William Pitman.

COUNSEL

Lee Mandell, and Charleston & Fenerty, for appellant.

Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter and Milton M. Stein, Assistant District Attorneys, James D. Crawford, Deputy District Attorney, Richard A. Sprague, First Assistant District Attorney, and Arlen Specter, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 222 Pa. Super. Page 96]

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

Disposition

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

Dissenting Opinion by Hoffman, J.:

This is an appeal nunc pro tunc from appellant's 1962 conviction for solicitation to commit sodomy, sodomy, and corrupting the morals of a minor. Appellant was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for a term of not less than one year nor more than ten years.

At sentencing the trial judge conducted an extensive inquiry into appellant's background and gave explicit attention to appellant's five previous felony convictions.*fn1 In response to the judge's questions concerning appellant's substantial prison sentence following a

[ 222 Pa. Super. Page 971951]

conviction for armed robbery, appellant answered, "It was because of my record. I had no defense lawyer. This is the first time in my life I ever had anybody come up and stand up for me. If I was guilty I wouldn't even think of getting anyone." After this statement the Assistant District Attorney noted that appellant had ...


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