decided: January 24, 1979.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPELLEE,
RAYMOND DALE PAYNE, APPELLANT
No. 210 March Term 1977, Appeal from Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County, Criminal Division, at No. 2562 of 1976.
Leonard G. Ambrose, III, Jess S. Jiuliante, Jr., Erie, for appellant.
Robert H. Chase, Dist. Atty., Michael M. Palmisano, 1st Asst. Dist. Atty., Erie, for appellee.
Eagen, C. J., and O'Brien, Roberts, Pomeroy, Nix, Manderino and Larsen, JJ. O'Brien, J., did not participate in the consideration or decision of this case. Pomeroy, former J., did not participate in the decision of this case.
Author: Per Curiam
[ 483 Pa. Page 257]
OPINION OF THE COURT
Appellant entered a plea of guilty generally to the charge of murder. After an evidentiary hearing before a three-judge court, he was adjudged guilty of murder of the first degree and sentenced to prison for life. This appeal followed.
The sole issue is whether or not the evidence was legally sufficient to warrant a finding of murder of the first degree. Our study of the record is convincing that the evidence was amply sufficient.
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