Background




  

Petitioner           

Thomas Gervasi, Pro Se, currently confined in:  

PA State Correctional Institution at Smithfield

Box 999 / 1120 Pike St

Huntingdon PA 16652

Institutional number  KN 2225

Inmate contact number:  814-643-6520




 Last direct appeal was denied by Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, February 27, 2014.  This amended petition is being timely filed on February 16, 2015, pursuant to 42 PA.C.S. 9545 (b)(1)(3), as petitioner’s first for post conviction collateral relief.



Petitioner was sentenced on March 16, 2012, for a term of 5 to 11 years following a jury trial in Lackawanna County Court by Judge Margaret Moyle.  No credit given for house arrest, Dec 21, 2011, through March 20, 2012. 

Petitioner has served 2 years, 11 months, and 1 day without house arrest time credit.





Petitioner was convicted on the following: 

                              

--Arson, Endangering Person,  CC 3301A, 6 counts                               

--Arson, Intent to Collect Insurance, CC 3301 C3                               

--Arson and Related Offenses, CC 3301 D2, 2 counts                               

--Criminal Mischief, CC 3304 A1, 2 counts 





Exhibit I