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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. GORDON DILLARD (03/23/78)

decided: March 23, 1978.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPELLEE,
v.
GORDON DILLARD, APPELLANT (TWO CASES)



COUNSEL

Hardy Williams, Philadelphia, for appellant.

F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, Dist. Atty., Steven H. Goldblatt, Dep. Dist. Atty. for Law, Michael R. Stiles, Asst. Dist. Atty., Chief, Appeals Div., Marrianne Cox, for appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 477 Pa. Page 209]

OPINION OF THE COURT

On June 12, 1975, Gordon Dillard, appellant, was convicted by a jury in Philadelphia of murder of the third degree and of criminal conspiracy. Post-verdict motions were denied and concurrent judgments of sentences of four to ten years and two to five years imprisonment were imposed on the murder and conspiracy convictions respectively.

We have examined the assignments of error now asserted and find the issues set forth therein to be without merit or waived.

The issues we hold without merit are:

1) whether the evidence is sufficient to support the verdicts;

[ 477 Pa. Page 2102]

) whether the ruling of the trial court, that evidence of drug sales between a Commonwealth witness and another was inadmissible, constitutes error;*fn1

3) whether the ruling of the trial court, that an out-of-court statement by a Commonwealth's witness which contradicted part of his testimony ...


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