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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. CARLIN ADAMS (07/14/78)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: July 14, 1978.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
CARLIN ADAMS, APPELLANT

Appeal No. 75 January Term 1977, from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, Criminal Section, Philadelphia, at Nos. 573-574 March Term 1973, under PCHA; Ethan Allen Doty, Judge.

COUNSEL

C. George Milner, Philadelphia, for appellant.

F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, Dist. Atty., Steven H. Goldblatt, Deputy Dist. Atty. for Law, Michael R. Stiles, Asst. Dist. Atty., Chief, Appeals Div., Mark Sendrow, Asst. Dist. Atty., for appellee.

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

Author: Per Curiam

[ 479 Pa. Page 286]

OPINION

This appeal challenges an order of the trial court denying post conviction relief from prison sentences imposed following appellant's pleas of guilty to aggravated robbery and second degree murder.

It is argued: (1) the guilty pleas were motivated by the existence of a pretrial confession obtained under circumstances proscribed by the Constitution of the United States; and, (2) the guilty pleas were not knowing and intelligent.

We have studied the record and are convinced the complaints are devoid of merit.

Order affirmed.

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