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COMMONWEALTH v. COPLIN (05/22/74)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: May 22, 1974.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
COPLIN, APPELLANT

Petition for leave to appeal from order of Superior Court, Oct. T., 1973, No. 1221, affirming judgment of sentence of Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, of Philadelphia, No. 73-00-0539, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. James Coplin.

COUNSEL

Drew Salaman, Assistant Defender, with him John W. Packel, Assistant Defender, and Vincent J. Ziccardi, Defender, for appellant.

David Richman, Assistant District Attorney, with him James T. Ranney and Milton M. Stein, Assistant District Attorneys, and Arlen Specter, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Jones, C. J., Eagen, O'Brien, Roberts, Pomeroy, Nix and Manderino, JJ.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 456 Pa. Page 530]

The petition for allocatur is granted. We agree with the reasoning of the Opinion in Support of Reversal in the Superior Court that the evidence is insufficient to sustain appellant's conviction of larceny. Commonwealth v. Coplin, 226 Pa. Superior Ct. 146, 147, 313 A.2d 349, 349 (1973) (Spaeth, J., Opinion in Support of Reversal, joined by Jacobs and Hoffman, JJ.).

The judgment of sentence is reversed and appellant discharged.

Disposition

Allocatur granted, order of Superior Court and judgment of sentence reversed, and defendant discharged.

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