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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. JEROME HARRIS (05/16/78)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: May 16, 1978.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
JEROME HARRIS, APPELLANT

Appeal No. 363 April Term, 1977 from the Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division, of Allegheny County, at No. CC 7505589A; O'Brien, Judge.

COUNSEL

John H. Corbett, Jr., and Lester G. Nauhaus, Asst. Public Defenders, Pittsburgh, for appellant.

Robert L. Eberhardt, Assistant District Attorney, and Robert E. Colville, District Attorney, Pittsburgh, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Watkins, President Judge, and Jacobs, Hoffman, Cercone, Price, Van der Voort and Spaeth, JJ. Jacobs, President Judge, and Spaeth, J., dissent. Hoffman, J., dissents because the Commonwealth improperly used prior convictions to attack appellant's credibility. See Commonwealth v. Moore,

Author: Per Curiam

[ 255 Pa. Super. Page 246]

The six Judges who decided this case being equally divided, the judgment of sentence is affirmed.

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