New Trial Set In 1975 Slaying Of Police Officer

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A new trial has been scheduled for a man serving a life sentence for killing an off-duty Hagerstown police officer in 1975.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the trial for Merle Unger Jr., 63, will be conducted the week of June 10 in Talbot County. Unger was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Donald Kline during a grocery store robbery.

In May, the Court of Appeals found that the trial judge had given erroneous jury instructions.

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