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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. THOMAS MITCHELL (05/13/75)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: May 13, 1975.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
THOMAS MITCHELL, APPELLANT

COUNSEL

Albert L. Deutsch, Philadelphia, for appellant.

F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, Dist. Atty., Steven H. Goldblatt, Asst. Dist. Atty., Chief, Appeals Div., Philadelphia, for appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 461 Pa. Page 556]

OPINION OF THE COURT

Appellant was tried before a judge sitting without a jury at the conclusion of which he was adjudged guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Post-trial motions, which were permitted to be filed nunc pro tunc, were denied. A sentence of from two to eight years imprisonment was imposed. This appeal followed.

Appellant raises the following issues for consideration: whether the trial court erred in permitting the prosecution to introduce as rebuttal evidence appellant's prior conviction for aggravated robbery and, whether the trial court erred in preventing appellant from introducing his statement made to the police as a prior consistent statement.

While objections were properly made at trial, the aforementioned issues were not raised in support of post-trial motions. Consequently, appellant is precluded from raising these issues on appeal. Commonwealth v. Bronaugh, 459 Pa. 634, 331 A.2d 171 (1975); Commonwealth v. Reid, 458 Pa. 357, 326 A.2d 267 (1974); Commonwealth v. Clair, Pa. , 326 A.2d 272 (1974); Commonwealth v. Goodman, 454 Pa. 358, 311 A.2d 652 (1973).

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

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