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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. SAMUEL MCDANIEL REID (07/06/76)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: July 6, 1976.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,
v.
SAMUEL MCDANIEL REID, APPELLANT

COUNSEL

Philip D. Freedman, Harrisburg, for appellant.

Marion E. MacIntyre, Second Asst. Dist. Atty., Harrisburg, for appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 467 Pa. Page 612]

OPINION OF THE COURT

This case was before us on direct appeal. Commonwealth v. Reid, 448 Pa. 288, 292 A.2d 297 (1972). In that appeal we decided that the evidence introduced at appellant's trial was sufficient to sustain his conviction of murder in the first degree. This is an appeal from a denial of relief on a PCHA petition. The only issue preserved for presentation to this Court is the effectiveness of appellant's trial counsel. Appellant alleges that his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to call several witnesses who would have testified that appellant was in New Jersey three days after the murder in Harrisburg,

[ 467 Pa. Page 613]

Pennsylvania. The PCHA court apparently found, and we agree, that appellant's presence in New Jersey three days after the crime was irrelevant to his guilt or innocence.

Order affirmed.

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