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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. RAYMOND CRAWFORD (10/28/77)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: October 28, 1977.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
RAYMOND CRAWFORD, APPELLANT

Appeal No. 188 January Term, 1976, from the Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Trial Division, Criminal Section at No. 900/901 December Term, 1970; Ethan Allen Doty, Matthew W. Bullock, Jr. and Evelyn M. Trommer, Judges.

COUNSEL

William J. Manfredi, Harold M. Kane, Philadelphia, for appellant.

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

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 474 Pa. Page 608]

OPINION

This was a direct appeal from the judgment of sentence after a finding of guilty of murder of the first degree. The following issues were raised, considered and found to be without merit: a) a claim of after discovered evidence; b) alleged violation of hearsay rule; c) alleged improper reference to appellant's prior criminal activity; d) alleged improper comments by the district attorney; and e) an asserted claim of an unnecessary delay between arrest and arraignment. In addition to the foregoing we have also reviewed the record and are satisfied that the evidence is sufficient to support the verdict.

Judgment of sentence is affirmed.

19771028

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