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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. ISAAC PYATT (03/23/78)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: March 23, 1978.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
ISAAC PYATT, APPELLANT

COUNSEL

Charles W. Gross, George A. Bachetti, Philadelphia, for appellant.

F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, Dist. Atty., Steven H. Goldblatt, Asst. Dist. Atty., Chief, Appeals Div., Eric B. Henson, Asst. Dist. Atty., for appellee.

Eagen, O'Brien, Roberts, Pomeroy, Nix and Manderino, JJ. Jones, former C. J., did not participate in the consideration or decision of this case.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 477 Pa. Page 163]

OPINION OF THE COURT

Appellant raises two issues. First, he contends that his extra-judicial statements were inadmissible because the Commonwealth failed to prove a corpus delicti for murder. This issue is waived because appellant did not raise it in written post verdict motions, Pa.R.Crim.P. 1123(a), Commonwealth v. Blair, 460 Pa. 31, 33, n.1, 331 A.2d 213, 214, n.1 (1975). Second, appellant contends the evidence was insufficient to sustain the verdict. After thorough review of the record, we find this claim to be without merit.

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

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