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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. EDWARD SMITH (05/11/84)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


May 11, 1984

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
EDWARD SMITH, APPELLANT

NO. 1432 Philadelphia, 1982, Appeal from the Judgment of Sentence of April 22, 1982, in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Criminal, No. 2085, 2087 Dec. Term, 1981.

Before Cavanaugh, McEWEN and Cirillo, JJ.

Per Curiam:

Judgment of sentence vacated and case remanded for an evidentiary hearing upon the issue of whether counsel was ineffective for the alleged failure to adequately investigate and present an insanity defense. If the trial court finds that counsel was ineffective, the court may then grant appropriate relief. If appellant is unable to sustain his contention that counsel was ineffective, the judgment of sentence shall be reimposed. Jurisdiction relinquished.

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