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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. HOWARD S. SMITH (11/24/76)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


November 24, 1976

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
HOWARD S. SMITH, APPELLANT.

COUNSEL

John H. Chronister, York, for appellant.

Morrison B. Williams, Asst. Dist. Atty., Floyd P. Jones, York, for appellee.

Before Jones, C.j., and Eagen, O'brien, Roberts, Pomeroy, Nix and Manderino, JJ.

Per Curiam.

The record in the above matter is remanded to the Court of Common Pleas of York County for an evidentiary hearing to determine whether appellant, Howard S. Smith, was denied the effective assistance of trial counsel. If, following the hearing, and the making of findings of fact and conclusions of law, it is determined that appellant was denied the effective assistance of counsel, an order shall be entered granting appropriate relief. If it is determined that appellant was not denied the effective assistance of counsel, then the record should be returned to this Court for further consideration of the appeal. Commonwealth v. Dancer, 460 Pa. 95, 331 A.2d 435 (1975).

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