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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. PERRY THORNTON (03/17/76)

decided: March 17, 1976.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
PERRY THORNTON, JR., APPELLANT



COUNSEL

John J. Dean, John R. Smith, Pittsburgh, for appellant.

Robert L. Eberhardt, Charles W. Johns, Asst. Dist. Attys., Pittsburgh, for appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 466 Pa. Page 424]

OPINION OF THE COURT

Appellant, Perry Thornton, Jr., was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to five to ten years in prison. Post-verdict motions were denied and this appeal

[ 466 Pa. Page 425]

    followed. Appellant contends that the trial court abused its discretion by refusing appellant's motion to cross-examine a defense witness. We have considered this issue and conclude that it is without merit.

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

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