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COMMONWEALTH v. ZELLERS (07/12/78)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


July 12, 1978

COMMONWEALTH
v.
ZELLERS, APPELLANT.

COUNSEL

George Gershenfeld, for appellant; F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Opinion PER CURIAM: Judgment of sentence affirmed. HOFFMAN and SPAETH, JJ., dissented on the basis that the lower court did not comply with Pa.R.Crim.P. 1123(c) in that it did not inform appellant of the necessity of filing specific motions in order to preserve his claims for appellate review. Commonwealth v. Cathey, 477 Pa. 446, 384 A.2d 589 (1978); Commonwealth v. Miller, 469 Pa. 370, 366 A.2d 220 (1976); Commonwealth v. Brown, 248 Pa. Super. 289, 375 A.2d 102 (1977). Specifically, the lower court found appellant guilty, and immediately sentenced him without informing him of any of his appellate rights. See pages 39-41 of transcript (reproduced as Appendix D of appellant's brief).

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