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State v. Reevey

Decided: May 9, 1978.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
PHILLIP REEVEY, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT



On appeal from Superior Court, Law Division, Camden County.

Lynch, Kole and Petrella.

Per Curiam

Defendant appeals his convictions and sentences for murder, of being armed, and possession of a revolver. The conviction of possession of the revolver was merged by the trial judge with that for being armed. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment on the murder charge and to a ten-year concurrent sentence for the armed aspect.

On his appeal the defendant contends:

Point I The trial court erred in failing to grant a continuance

for the purpose of allowing the defense time to secure

the appearance of its two alibi witnesses.

Point II The delay between the date that defendant turned himself

in to the police and the return of an indictment impaired

his ability to present witnesses in his own defense and

thereby violated the defendant's right to a speedy trial.

Point III The court erred in failing to grant ...


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