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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. JAMES EARL DAVIS (03/23/87)

submitted: March 23, 1987.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
JAMES EARL DAVIS, APPELLANT



Appeal from the PCHA of June 27, 1986, in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Criminal Division, at No. 8209302-9446 through 9464, No. 9777 through 9795, 8210018, 8210019, No. 8205243, 8208301-8302-8303.

COUNSEL

John H. Corbett, Public Defender, Pittsburgh, for appellant.

Robert L. Eberhardt, Deputy District Attorney, Pittsburgh, for Com., appellee.

Brosky, Del Sole and Hoffman, JJ.

Author: Del Sole

[ 363 Pa. Super. Page 470]

This is an appeal from an order which denied Appellant's Post-Conviction Hearing Act Petition. Appellant filed the petition following his conviction for numerous counts of Burglary, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Attempt and Conspiracy. A Judgment of Sentence totaling 20 1/2 to 205 years was imposed on these charges after the court received Appellant's guilty plea. When Appellant later filed a motion to reconsider sentence, the court granted the motion and reduced Appellant's sentence to a total of 10 1/2 to 102 1/2

[ 363 Pa. Super. Page 471]

    years based upon Appellant's cooperation with the Commonwealth in other cases.

The Petition filed by Appellant alleged that he was entitled to relief for the following reasons:

1. The introduction of a coerced confession into evidence;

2. The introduction into evidence of a statement obtained in the absence of a lawyer at a time when representation is constitutionally required;

3. The infringement of my privilege against self-incrimination under either federal or state law;

4. The denial of my constitutional right to representation by a ...


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