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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. NATHAN OWENS (03/05/82)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


March 5, 1982

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
NATHAN OWENS, APPELLANT

No. 470 Philadelphia, 1980, Appeal from the judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Criminal Division, at No. 312 May Term, 1979

Before Brosky, Watkins and Montgomery, JJ.

Per Curiam:

Appellant was convicted of having committed an aggravated assault on an inmate of the Philadelphia Detention Center while he was himself a prisoner. On appeal, he has raised two issues. First, he argues that the lower court erred in excluding evidence of harassment by prison guards which he claims to have suffered during the trial. He also contends that the trial court erred in permitting the District Attorney to introduce into evidence the testimony of a prison guard with whom he had had an altercation before the time of trial. Post-verdict motions, in which other issues not raised here were also presented, were denied. We affirm.

The trial court's able and thorough opinion adequately addresses the issues before us, and it will be used for allocatur purposes.

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

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