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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. DEREK SPELLS (01/28/77)

decided: January 28, 1977.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
DEREK SPELLS, APPELLANT



COUNSEL

John C. Uhler, York, for appellant.

Donald L. Reihart, Dist. Atty., York, for appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 470 Pa. Page 238]

OPINION OF THE COURT

Appellant raises the following arguments on appeal: (1) the evidence was not sufficient to sustain the jury verdict of murder of the first degree; (2) the indictment was defective and should have been quashed; (3) appellant's statements to the police should have been suppressed; (4) the photographs of the victim should not have been admitted into evidence; (5) the trial court's instructions to the jury were inadequate; and (6) the verdict form submitted to the jury was prejudicial in

[ 470 Pa. Page 239]

    that it put undue emphasis on murder of the first degree. Our review of the record satisfies us that these contentions are without merit.

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

19770128

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