Text Messages Revealed In Murder Case

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say the former boyfriend of a slain Hagerstown woman called her at least 15 times and sent her eight text messages on the day he allegedly killed her.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper reports the communications between Randy McPeak, 43, and Heather Harris, 37, are detailed in a court document filed Tuesday.

McPeak, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is charged with murder in the June 10 shooting.

In a text message three days before the slaying, McPeak told Harris he loved her and wanted to marry her.

Harris sent replies to some of the messages. On the day she died, she sent one reading, “I hate u leave me alone.”

Prosecutors say McPeak sent a message promising to go away even as he arrived at Harris’s home to kill her.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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