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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. GREGORY AARON THOMAS (10/16/86)

decided: October 16, 1986.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPELLANT,
v.
GREGORY AARON THOMAS, APPELLEE



Appeal No. 63 Eastern District Appeal Docket, 1985, from the Order of the Superior Court, at No. 1166, Philadelphia, 1982, Dated November 9, 1984, Vacating Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Trial Division, Criminal Section, at No. 16, March Sessions, 1970 335 Pa. Superior Ct. 323, Nix, C.j., and Larsen, Flaherty, Hutchinson, Zappala and Papadakos, JJ. Papadakos, J., files a concurring opinion in which Larsen, J., joins. McDermott, J., did not participate in the consideration or decision in this case.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 512 Pa. Page 172]

Opinion OF THE COURT

For the reasons set forth in Commonwealth v. Harper, 512 Pa. 155, 516 A.2d 319 (1986), filed contemporaneously with this decision, the order of Superior Court, 335 Pa. Superior Ct. 323, 484 A.2d 155, is reversed and judgment of sentence reinstated.

PAPADAKOS, Justice, concurring.

I concur with the reversal of the Opinion and Order of Superior Court and the reinstatement of the judgment of sentence. For the reasons stated in my concurring opinion in Commonwealth v. Harper, 512 Pa. 155, 516 A.2d 319 (1986), filed contemporaneously herewith, I would take this opportunity to overrule Commonwealth v. Tarver, 493 Pa. 320, 426 A.2d 569 (1981).

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