Md. Man Who Murdered Girlfriend Will Cooperate In Suspicious Death Of Another Woman

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Cumberland truck driver who murdered his live-in girlfriend says he’ll talk to police in Hagerstown about the suspicious death of another woman.

Allegany County prosecutors say 44-year-old Stephen Schleuniger pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the September slaying of Lisa Ann Simmons. He directed police to her buried body in a Winchester, Va., industrial park last week, nearly three months after she disappeared.

Prosecutors will recommend a 20-year prison term at Schleuniger’s sentencing Jan. 14.

As part of his plea deal, Schleuniger agreed to talk to police in Hagerstown investigating the death in 2010 of his previous girlfriend, Tammy Myerly. Hagerstown police have called Myerly’s death suspicious but haven’t released details.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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