Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 36

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports Volume 36

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...jury in recalling it as a substantial whole, and to appreciate its hearing. Criminal law--Reas0nable d0ubt--Good reputation--Charge. On the trial of an indictment for a crime it is not reversible error for the court to charge as follows: "If there is such a doubt that prevents your arriving at a satisfactory conclusion of guilt, then the defendant is entitled to the benefit of that doubt. On the other hand, still Speaking about this evidence with relation to reputation, --if upon the other hand you are satisfied in view of all the evidence in the case that the defendant is guilty, then the fact that he has previously had a good reputation is not a defense, that is the material that you make use of in ascertaining whether or not he is guilty and if, looking at that and looking at all the other evidence in the case, you are convinced that this is the guilty man, then your duty is plain and simple." Argued Oct. 7, 1907. Appeal, No. 17, April T., 1908, by defendant, from judgment of O. & T. Westmoreland Co., Feb. T., 1907, No. 12, on verdict of guilty in case of Commonwealth v. F. R. House. Before RICE, P. J., PORTER, HENDERSON, MORRISON, ORLADY, HEAD and BEAVER, JJ. Affirmed. Indictment for assault and battery. Before McCoNNELL, J. The facts are stated in the opinion of the Superior Court. When Emma Byers was on the stand the following offer was made: Counsel for the commonwealth offers to prove by this witness that the defendant in this case attempted to assault her, or assaulted her on the porch of the house at the corner of East Pittsburg street and Alwine avenue about the hour of six o'clock on the evening of November 15, 1906. This for the purpose of contradicting the defendant, who denies having met anyone at that...
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  • United States
  • English
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