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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. LEROY F. GRIMES (04/30/80)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: April 30, 1980.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
LEROY F. GRIMES, JR., APPELLANT

Appeal No. 164 March Term, 1979, from the Judgment of Sentence entered on the 17th day of September, 1979 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Criminal Division at No. CC7807412A; Joseph H. Ridge, Judge.

COUNSEL

John H. Corbett, Jr., Asst. Public Defender, Pittsburgh, for appellant.

Robert E. Colville, Dist. Atty., Charles W. Johns, Asst. Dist. Atty., Robert L. Eberhardt, Deputy Dist. Atty., Pittsburgh, for appellee.

Eagen, C. J., and O'Brien, Roberts, Nix, Larsen, Flaherty and Kauffman, JJ.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 488 Pa. Page 605]

OPINION

This is a direct appeal from a judgment of sentence after a finding of murder of the third degree. Appellant contends (a) that his confession was unknowing and involuntary and therefore improperly admitted into evidence against him; (b) that the trial court improperly admitted his confession since the Commonwealth had failed to establish a corpus delicti and (c) that the evidence did not establish malice to sustain the murder conviction. We have considered all of these contentions and find them to be without merit.

Judgment of sentence is affirmed.

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