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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. ROLAND DENNIS SCANDLE (06/04/79)

decided: June 4, 1979.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
ROLAND DENNIS SCANDLE, JR.



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

COUNSEL

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.

Author: Larsen

[ 485 Pa. Page 311]

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 ...


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