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Man Convicted Again In 1975 Slaying Gets Life

A man convicted again in the slaying of a Hagerstown police officer in 1975 has been sentenced to life in prison a second time.

10/07/2013

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Retrial Brings Conviction In Md. Officer’s Slaying

The 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.

06/18/2013

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New Trial Set For Next Week In 1975 Slaying

He 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.

06/06/2013

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New Trial Set In 1975 Slaying Of Police Officer

A new trial has been scheduled for a man serving a life sentence for killing an off-duty Hagerstown police officer in 1975.

01/15/2013

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Md. Court Orders New Trial In Police Slaying

Maryland’s highest court is ordering a new trial for a prison escape artist convicted of killing a Hagerstown police officer in 1975.

05/25/2012