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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. THOMAS JONES (11/23/88)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: November 23, 1988.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
v.
THOMAS JONES, APPELLANT

Appeal No. 29 E.D. Appeal Dkt. 1983, from Judgment of Sentence of Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Trial Division, Criminal Section, entered March 11, 1983, at Nos. 310, 313 and 314, April Session, 1982.

COUNSEL

Pamela P. Cohen, (court-appointed), Peter F. Vaira, James A. Backstrom, Valli F. Baldassano, Philadelphia, for appellant.

Gaele McLaughlin Barthold, Deputy Dist. Atty., Ronald Eisenberg, Chief, Appeals Div., Sandra Byrd, Garold E. Tennis, Asst. Dist. Attys., Robert A. Graci, Chief, Deputy Atty. Gen., for appellee.

Nix, C.j., and Flaherty, McDermott, Zappala, Papadakos and Stout, JJ. Larsen, J., did not participate in the consideration or decision of this case.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 520 Pa. Page 69]

ORDER

Appellant's Application for Extraordinary Relief is granted and the cause is remanded to the trial court to vacate the sentence of death and to impose a sentence of life imprisonment based on that court's finding of ineffective assistance of trial counsel during the penalty stage.

It is ORDERED that any further appeal from the entry of the judgment of sentence, as directed in this Order, is to be taken to the Superior Court pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.A. ยง 742, with the time period for such appeal commencing from the trial court's imposition of the sentence in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Order. The appellant may address in the appeal to the Superior Court those issues which were presented in the initial appeal to this Court and were not considered, as well as any other issues that may be deemed appropriate for review.

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