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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. JOHN JUNE TRESSLER (04/17/75)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: April 17, 1975.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
JOHN JUNE TRESSLER, JR., APPELLANT

COUNSEL

William Faulkner Clinard, West Alexandria, Ohio, Richard M. Sharp, Philipsburg, for appellant.

Charles C. Brown, Jr., Dist. Atty., Bellefonte, for appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 461 Pa. Page 240]

OPINION OF THE COURT

Appellant, John June Tressler, Jr., was convicted of murder in the first degree and has appealed his judgment of sentence to this Court. Appellant contends (1) the

[ 461 Pa. Page 241]

    evidence was insufficient to sustain the verdict; (2) an alleged eye-witness did not testify because of threats received; (3) the trial court's charge was prejudicial; (4) the jury was preoccupied during part of the trial because a hurricane had struck the area; and (5) the appellant did not intelligently understand and waive the Miranda warnings which he received. We have examined each of these issues and conclude that each is without merit. The appellant has raised other issues which were not raised in the trial court. These are not properly before us. Commonwealth v. Clair, Pa. , 326 A.2d 272 (1974).

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

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