396 Pa.Super. 70 (1990)

578 A.2d 27

COMMONWEALTH of Pennsylvania v. Rodney WELLS, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Decided July 17, 1990.

Petition for Allowance of Appeal Granted January 15, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Norris E. Gelman, Philadelphia, for appellant.

Donna G. Zucker, Asst. Dist. Atty., Philadelphia, for Com., appellee.


KELLY, Judge:

In this case we are called upon to determine whether the trial court improperly excluded rebuttal evidence offered to impeach a key prosecution witness, and whether counsel's self-confessed lack of preparation denied appellant a fair trial. We find no merit in either contention and affirm.

On Saturday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. on December 6, 1980, appellant forced his way into the apartment of Mrs. Laurenstine Johnson of Philadelphia...

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