Nos. 230 & 262, January Term, 1977, Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Criminal Action No. 540, 540A, 540B, &540C, 1975
Roger V. Wiest, Sunbury, for appellant.
R. Michael Kaar, Asst. Dist. Atty., Milton, for appellee.
Eagen, C. J., and O'Brien, Roberts, Nix, Manderino and Larsen, JJ. Manderino, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Appellant was convicted of criminal conspiracy and three counts of murder of the first degree in the Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas. Post-verdict motions were denied and this appeal follows.*fn1
In this appeal, appellant raises the following issues, all of which are either without merit or are waived:
1) That the district magistrate erred when, during defense counsel's cross-examination of Commonwealth witness Joseph Ziemba at appellant's preliminary hearing, he (the district magistrate) did not allow defense counsel to ask several questions;
2) That the trial court erred in denying appellant's motion to sequester the jury;
3) That the trial court erred in permitting Commonwealth witness Agnes Halgash to testify that she consented to taking a polygraph examination;
4) That the trial court erred in denying appellant's pretrial application for a psychiatric examination of ...