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Cross-examination about prior record was proper (access required)

Where appellant, who was representing himself, testified as to his good character during the sentencing phase of his jury trial, the court properly allowed the commonwealth to cross-examine him about his prior criminal record. Proper rebuttal “Appellant argues that the trial court abused its discretion by allowing the Commonwealth to question him about his prior offenses during ...