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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. DELBERT ORR AFRICA (12/17/81)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: December 17, 1981.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,
v.
DELBERT ORR AFRICA, APPELLANT

Nos. 278, 282, 383 January Term, 1979, Appeal from the Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas of the First Judicial District imposed on June 6, 1979, June 22, 1979, and August 28, 1979.

COUNSEL

Methuslah Bradley, IV, Philadelphia, court appointed, for appellant.

Robert B. Lawler, Chief, Appeals Div., Mark Gurevitz, Philadelphia, for appellee.

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

Author: Flaherty

[ 496 Pa. Page 518]

OPINION OF THE COURT

Appellant Delbert Orr Africa was summarily adjudged guilty of direct criminal contempt under 42 Pa.C.S.A. ยง 4131(3) on three dates, June 6, June 22 and August 28, 1979 during a lengthy hearing on a motion to suppress evidence. On direct appeal to this Court, appellant contends that (1) the evidence does not support his convictions and (2) because the time to be served for the three convictions runs consecutively and is hence in excess of six months incarceration, he is entitled to the opportunity for a jury trial.

After a thorough review of the record and the issues involved, we conclude that appellant's arguments are without merit.

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

19811217

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