From defendants appeal: The record discloses the following. On or about 1:00 p.m. on December 22, 1977, Richard Brooke and Charles Haag were making door-to-door Christmas deliveries of fresh poultry and eggs in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia. As Mr. Haag was about to enter the truck following a delivery, appellant and his accomplice, June O’Bryant, accosted Haag from behind, each wielding a .38 caliber revolver. June O’Bryant went into the truck where he forced Mr. Brooke to turn over the day’s proceeds, while outside the truck, appellant fired a single shot into Mr. Haag’s chest. Mr. Haag started to run but collapsed on his back in the gutter. Appellant then turned Mr. Haag face down in a puddle, knelt on his neck and back, and rifled his pockets. Appellant and O’Bryant then fled. Mr. Haag died as a result of this gunshot wound.
Appellant’s actions were observed by two eyewitnesses who identified appellant as Haag’s shooter and testified that they had known appellant for several years. It was also established that Mr. Haag had been killed by an unusual .38 caliber copper-coated bullet. An identical .38 caliber copper-coated bullet was recovered from appellant’s residence during the execution of a search warrant.
Appellant’s alibi defense was that he was asleep at his aunt’s house at the time of the murder. Appellant also sought to establish that his fourteen-year-old brother, Ronald, had committed the murder and that the eyewitnesses had mistakenly identified Ronald as appellant. The jury disbelieved appellant’s version of the robbery and homicide and returned the aforementioned convictions. We now affirm the judgments of sentence imposed upon those convictions.
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Date of Birth: 01/04/1962
Height: 5′ 08″
Current Location: FOREST
Permanent Location: FOREST
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA
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