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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. SAMUEL BARKS (03/10/82)

decided: March 10, 1982.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
SAMUEL BARKS, APPELLANT



Appeal No. 80-3-485, from the Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas of the First Judicial District at Nos. 91-93 December Term, 1978; Juanita Kidd Stout, Judge.

COUNSEL

Perry de Marco, Philadelphia, for appellant.

Robert B. Lawler, Chief, Appeals Div., Deborh Fox, Philadelphia, for appellee.

O'Brien, C. J., and Roberts, Nix, Larsen, Flaherty, McDermott and Hutchinson, JJ.

Author: Flaherty

[ 497 Pa. Page 448]

OPINION OF THE COURT

Samuel Barks brings this appeal from judgments of sentence imposed after his conviction in a jury trial of voluntary manslaughter and possessing instruments of crime. Appellant argues he is entitled to a new trial because of the admission of certain "hearsay" testimony and statements of

[ 497 Pa. Page 449]

    the prosecutor during his closing argument. We have thoroughly reviewed the briefs and the record and find appellant's arguments are without merit. Therefore, judgment of sentence is affirmed.

Affirmed.

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