Nos. 450 and 521 January Term, 1976, Appeal from the Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, Criminal Section of Philadelphia County, as of June Sessions, 1975, Nos. 122, 124, 125 and 126.
DeMarco & Carrafiello, James J. DeMarco, Philadelphia, for appellant.
Edward G. Rendell, Dist. Atty., Steven H. Goldblatt, Deputy Dist. Atty. for Law, Robert B. Lawler, Chief, Appeals Div., Asst. Dist. Atty., for appellee.
Eagen, C. J., and O'Brien, Roberts, Pomeroy, Nix, Manderino and Larsen, JJ.
On March 28, 1975, appellant-defendant Ulicels R. Harris, a/k/a Ulysses R. Harris, a/k/a James Cooper, was arrested on charges of assault, criminal conspiracy, robbery, possession of instruments of crime and of prohibited offensive weapons and murder. After a jury trial, on October 9, 1975, appellant was found guilty of murder of the second degree, criminal conspiracy and two counts of robbery and was sentenced to life imprisonment on the murder count, ten to twenty years on each of the robbery counts and five to ten years on the count of criminal conspiracy. All of the sentences are to run concurrently.
Appellant raises five issues on appeal:
1. The evidence was insufficient to support the jury's verdict.
2. Evidence should have been suppressed because it was seized pursuant to an illegal arrest.
3. The trial judge exceeded the range of fair comment in his charge to the jury, thereby causing prejudice.
4. Execution of a search warrant in the absence of the occupant of the premises being searched is violative of a ...