IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA MIDDLE DISTRICT
July 17, 2012
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, RESPONDENT
SHATAAN ADAMS, PETITIONER
Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the Order of the Superior Court
AND NOW, this 17th day of July 2012, the Petition for Allowance of Appeal is GRANTED. The issues, as stated by petitioner, are:
(1) Is the Fifth Amendment right against self[-]incrimination, and Article [I,]
Section 9 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, implicated by testimony presented by the Commonwealth that the [sergeant] investigating a homicide stated that [petitioner] did not want to speak with the officer, followed by the [sergeant]'s testimony that he introduced himself as a police investigator, that he was investigating a homicide and [petitioner]'s name had come up?
(2) Is the Superior Court permitted, under prevailing law regarding the "harmless error" doctrine, to consider evidence that was contradicted by other evidence introduced by [petitioner]?
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