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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. ANDREW C. HUGHES (06/22/84)

June 22, 1984

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
ANDREW C. HUGHES, APPELLANT



No. 00856 PGH 82, Appeal from the PCHA March 16, 1982 in the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria County, Criminal Division, at No. C-1192, 1975.

Before Cavanaugh, Wickersham, and Hoffman, JJ.

Per Curiam:

Affirmed.

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF CAMBRIA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL DIVISION

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA VS ANDREW C. HUGHES, Petitioner.

No. C-1192, 1975 Murder in the 3rd Degree

POST CONVICTION PROCEEDINGS INEFFECTIVE COUNSEL

Opinion AND ORDER

McWeilliams, P.J.

SUMMARY OF FACTS

Andrew C. Hughes was found guilty by a jury of third degree murder on February 26, 1976. Post-trial Motions were filed, argued and denied. He was sentenced on September 29, 1976 to a 10 to 20 year term of imprisonment. He appealed his sentence to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and on July 26, 1978 his sentence was affirmed. Com. v. Hughes, 389 A.2d 1081, 1978. On December 30, 1980, petitioner filed for Post Conviction relief. Counsel was appointed by this court to aid petitioner and on November 13, 1981, a hearing was held before this Court. Defendant's effective date of sentence was August 15, 1978.

FINDINGS OF FACT

1. Petitioner is properly before this Court under 19 Pa CSA ยง 1180.3. He has been convicted of third degree murder by a jury, is serving a 10 to 20 year sentence in the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon, Pa. and he alleges that his sentence resulted from the ...


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