Man Convicted Again In 1975 Slaying Gets LifeA man convicted again in the slaying of a Hagerstown police officer in 1975 has been sentenced to life in prison a second time.
Statement, Ballistics Excluded In Guilty FindingAlmost 40 years have passed since a Talbot County Circuit Court jury found Merle W. Unger Jr. guilty of first-degree felony murder in the December 1975 shooting of Hagerstown police officer Donald Kline.
Retrial Brings Conviction In Md. Officer's SlayingThe retrial of a man convicted of murdering a Hagerstown police officer has produced the same verdict as in 1976: guilty of first-degree felony murder.
Md. Man Will Wait Another Week For Retrial Verdict In 1975 Cop Murder More than 35 years after his initial conviction, a western Maryland man will have to wait another week to hear a judge's verdict in a retrial of his December 1975 murder case.
New Trial Set For Next Week In 1975 SlayingHe once was dubbed "a mild mannered escape artist" by the Gettysburg Times in a 1981 article about his flight from the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Md. At the time, it was his sixth prison break in 10 years. He was 32.
Judge Rules On Evidence In Case Of Slain Md. CopA Maryland judge has made rulings on evidence ahead of a new trial for a man convicted of the 1975 killing of an off-duty Hagerstown police officer.
New Trial Set In 1975 Slaying Of Police OfficerA new trial has been scheduled for a man serving a life sentence for killing an off-duty Hagerstown police officer in 1975.
Md. Court Orders New Trial In Police SlayingMaryland's highest court is ordering a new trial for a prison escape artist convicted of killing a Hagerstown police officer in 1975.