Opinion by mr justice eagen october 7 1966 on may 19 1960 the appellant ronald shadd was convicted by a jury of murder in the first degree and sentence was fixed at life imprisonment admittedly throughout the proceedings shadd was represented by very competent court appointed counsel a . Nor is the commonwealths reliance upon commonwealth ex rel shadd v myers 423 pa 82 223 a2d 296 1966 well placed in shadd this court stated that mirandas proscription of the use of tacit admissions need not and will not be applied retroactively in pennsylvania. If such is the case i would still be compelled to dissent on the basis of the views i expressed in my opinion in commonwealth ex rel shadd v myers 423 pa 82 91 93 223 a2d 296 301 02 1966 dissenting opinion 4 in a different context the third alternative the stovall rule was also suggested to this court prior to dravecz. Ex rel shadd v myers 423 pa 82 pa 1966 courtlistener is a project of free law project a federally recognized 501c3 non profit we rely on donations for our financial security please support our work with a donation donate now commonwealth v little 432 pa 256 pa 1968 x please sign in or register . Page 296 223 a2d 296 pa 1966 423 pa 82 commonwealth of pennsylvania ex rel ronald shadd appellant v david n myers supt state correctional institution
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